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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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Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

BWW Review: The Talented MICHAEL LONGORIA Truly Connects With His Biographical Cabaret
by Gil Kaan - Jun 9, 2016

On June 7, the Rockwell Table & Stage featured the stunning vocals of Michael Longoria. Smartly written by Longoria and his director Taylor James, Broadway standards received re-imagined, re-purposed raison-d'etre in advancing Longoria's fascinating narrative. His verbal accounts (serving as song intros) gave fresh, innovative meanings to his show tune classics selections. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Pick Winners in Tonys' Forgotten Categories
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 8, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. (more...)

JUST IN: Tony Yazbeck to Return to FINDING NEVERLAND This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Tony Yazbeck stopped by this morning's 'Today' to announce the news that he will be returning to the role of author 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND, beginning this Friday, June 10th. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 16: Matt Armet on Opening A CHORUS LINE in Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - Jun 8, 2016

PSYCH! Fooled ya! They asked me to write one more blog. I couldn't leave you all hanging off the cliff like that after last week's blog heading into Opening Night, so I'm back to tell you all about what happened last Tuesday when "finally, the big day came" - Val.   (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces the 2016 RISING STAR Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. The theater will be the recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award this Sunday. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.  Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), Shanice Williams, star of NBC's The Wiz Live! and Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book of Mormon).  The 2016 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards Presented by the Investors Foundation ceremony took place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30pm, featuring presenters from Broadway and beyond. The ceremony was broadcast live on television and online through Paper Mill Playhouse video partner, Hometowne Television, of Summit, New Jersey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre kicks off their 45th Anniversary season at the Little York Pavilion in Preble with the regional premiere of Ken Ludwig's hysterical new 'hole in one' comedy The Fox on the Fairway. Performances will run from June 8rd - 18th with evening performances at 7:30 PM. Matinees are available on June 10th, 12th and 15th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. The GPS address for the Little York Pavilion is 6799 Little York Lake Road in Preble. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/31/2016 - 6/7/2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/31/2016 - 6/7/2016. (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Broadway Vets Set for Benefit Concert at El Portal Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

This Thursday, June 9th at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, an elite cast of Broadway veterans will take to the stage for a one-night only benefit concert performing numbers from the award-winning Broadway shows that put them on the map. 100% of the proceeds from this stellar night of song and dance will benefit the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. Panera Bread has graciously come on board to sponsor the evening.  Currently in rehearsals, the cast of over 50 Broadway performers, ensemble singers, and dancers is prepping for what is sure to be a thrilling night of theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Discusses this Season's Shows with Tony Historian Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 6, 2016

It's Tony Time so its time to place your bets! Who will win? Who will lose? Who wasn't nominated? Who should be nominated? Rob, Kevin, and Tony historian Bryan Hobgood, debate the 2015-2016 Theatre season in two episodes and predict who will walk away with the coveted Tony Award! (more...)

BWW Weighs In: From Showgirl to Shivasana - By Emily Fletcher of Ziva Meditation
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Jun 6, 2016

If you knew me 10 years ago, you would never guess that I would end up traveling the world speaking about meditation. I wouldn't have guessed it either. I was on Broadway at the time, understudying three of the leads in A Chorus Line. I was also suffering from anxiety, had been struggling with insomnia for eighteen months, and was going grey at the tender age of 26. So here I was living my dream on stage, but backstage I was rocking myself in the fetal position listening to Eckhart Tolle praying I wouldn't be thrown on with a moment's notice. I was desperate for a solution, so when a fellow castmember told me she swore by meditation I thought, what do I have to lose? (more...)

BWW News: Los Angeles Editors Pick SUMMER STAGES
by Don Grigware - Jun 6, 2016

Grey Gardens/Ahmanson Theatre/July 6 - August 14, 2016 Based on the 1975 documentary of the same name, the story recounts the fall from uppercrust society of mother and daughter Edith Bouvier Beale, eccentric cousins of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who lived in poverty in East Hampton, New York. This is the long-awaited west coast premiere of the Tony winning musical, and it will star Rachel York as 'Little Edie' and Betty Buckley as 'Big Edie'. www.centertheatregroup.org Beautiful - The Carole King Musical/Pantages Theatre/June 22 - July 17, 2 (more...)

TV Exclusive: Watch 'The Miller's Son' from Stratford's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at The Stratford Festival's new production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. In this clip, Sara Farb performs 'The Miller's Son.' (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome Daisy Eagan & More This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, June 9th, Broadway Sessions celebrates the Tony awards with Tony award winner Daisy Eagan, Heather Parcells, Olivia Phillip and more (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE is 'One Singular Sensation' Under Director Donna Feore
by Alan Henry - Jun 4, 2016

This week A Chorus Line at the Stratford Festival confirmed what I've already long suspected: Donna Feore is one of the greatest directors of musicals of our time. Year after year she has managed to put out a top notch main stage musical for the festival as good as anything you'll see on Broadway, Toronto, or the West End. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Opens 6/28 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduing musical Hello, Dolly!, Jerry Herman's award-winning tale of vivacious matchmaker Dolly Levi. Performances are Tuesday, June 28 through Sunday, July 3 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Michelle Dawson, Sean Hayden & More to Star in MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/16/2016 - A BRONX TALE, SHE LOVES ME and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 16, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's 2016-17 Season to Feature MARY POPPINS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

? Theater fills the Lackland Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2016 - 17 professional theater line-up.  The Sitnik Theater is set to burst with audience favorites as this season's main stage professional theater series includes three exciting CSC produced plays; Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Jersey Lily, Mary Poppins and The Surrogate and welcomes three incredible solo performances Kick, Hard Travelin' with Woody and The Other Mozart as the CSC Fringe Festival returns for its second installment in the Kutz Theatre. (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE W Returns to The Loft Stage at W Hollywood This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

On June 24, musical theater revue show BROADWAY AT THE W triumphantly returns to The Loft stage at W Hollywood. The 2015 debut BROADWAY AT THE W show was a sold-out success with a line of ticket holders stretching down Hollywood Blvd. (more...)

New Musical DREAMLAND Set for NoHo Arts Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Dreamland, a new musical conceived, written, composed by 14-time Emmy Award winner John Francis Smith with daughter Asia Ray Smith, will have its first ever "off-book" staged performances at the NoHo Arts Center Friday, June 17 at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm.  The production is also produced by Smith.  Robert Arnold directs, with musical direction by Christian Regul and Jake Anthony (who also serves as vocal director). (more...)

A New Cassie Joins the Line at the Hollywood Bowl- Meet A CHORUS LINE's Sarah Bowden!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl's production of A Chorus Line, which plays July 29-31, will feature all-star cast, including Mario Lopez as Zach, Krysta Rodriguez as Diana Morales, Robert Fairchild as Mike Costa, Spencer Liff as Larry, Mara Davi as Maggie Winslow, J. Elaine Marcos as Connie Wong, and Jason Tam as Paul San Marco. Perhaps a lesser-known cast member is Cassie herself- Sarah Bowden. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres to Welcome I WANNA BE A PRODUCER Author John Breglio for Speaking, Signing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?The League of Chicago Theatres will host a speaking engagement and book signing event with John Breglio for his new book I WANNA BE A PRODUCER: How to Make a Killing on Broadway…or Get Killed on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Goodman in the Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.  The event will include a speaking engagement at 7:00pm, followed by a reception and book signing.  (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Six: The 2010s
by Michael Dale - Jun 15, 2016

The last of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz and Michael Bakkensen Lead Reading of Jeff Stolzer's POWER PLAYS
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Michael Bakkensen, who delighted audiences on Broadway in Noises Off and The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Jenna Ushkowitz, the award-winning actress known for playing Tina Cohen-Chang on the Fox television series Glee and for her roles in numerous Broadway musicals, including The King and I and Spring Awakening, will star in a private, industry-only reading of Jeff Stolzer's POWER PLAYS, a new comedy-drama. (more...)

Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas Adds New Numbers to Musical Catalogue
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas, named "Best Musical Production Show" by the Southern Nevada Concierge Association, recently unveiled two new numbers as part of the uplifting musical repertoire. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Talks STEEL PIER, Musical Theater Book in Need of Updating
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 15, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: A book that needs to be revised and a musical that needs to be revived! (more...)

Mario Lopez, Krysta Rodriguez & More Join Cast of A CHORUS LINE at The Hollywood Bowl!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

New casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's production of A Chorus Line, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical.  The additional cast members announced are Mario Lopez as Zach, Sarah Bowden as Cassie Ferguson, Krysta Rodriguez as Diana Morales, and Courtney Lopez as Kristine Ulrich. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Zakrin, James Michael Lambert and More in LEGALLY BLONDE at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cortland Rep's WEST SIDE STORY Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

For the second production in their 45th anniversary season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the world renowned American musical West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Performances of this stirring and exciting show will run from June 22 - July 9 with evening performances at 7:30.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/7/2016 - 6/14/2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/7/2016 - 6/14/2016. (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Robert Creighton & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Drama Desk Awards Nominees Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin, Hair, Broadway's upcoming Dear Evan Hanson), Robert Creighton (Cagney, Chicago) & Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Grease, Saturday Night Fever), in addition to Noah Racey (Never Gonna Dance, Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Morgan Weed (American Psycho, Rent) & Maxine Linehan are set to star at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 20 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1970s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, West Side Story. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - The Waiting: Post Audition Anxiety
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jun 13, 2016

Whether it be for a job interview, a sports team try out, or auditions for a show, we've all been kept waiting anxiously for results. "Did I do well enough?" "Did they like it?" "It would have been better if I had done this." Cue "I Hope I Get It" from A Chorus Line. You begin to over analyze the performance you gave. You crave a sense of approval and validation. The audition haunts you until you get that email, phone call, see the physical list posted on a bulletin board, or however the director shares the information. I don't like thinking that things are a "sure thing". If it's my first time auditioning for a group/director or they are a close friend of mine that I've sung for dozens of times, I always make sure to bring my A game and the nerves are still there. How do we deal with post audition anxiety? How do we deal with the waiting? Cue Sutton Foster singing that C# for a near fourteen counts in "I Know It's Today" from Shrek the Musical. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/13/2016 - Shakespeare in the Park, Irish Rep and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 13, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW opens tonight! And Irish Repertory Theatre will host its Annual Gala with a concert version of FINIAN'S RAINBOW! (more...)

Tony Award Nominees Included in EAG's 2nd Annual Summertime Soiree Benefit Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

?Tony-nominees John Herrera (Mystery of Edwin Drood, Evita, The Mambo Kings) and Jane Summerhays (A Chorus Line, Me and My Girl) are joining singer Jason McCollum in the lineup for EAG's Second Annual Summertime Soiree benefit being held at The Brazen Fox on Monday, June 20!  (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company launches its 80th anniversary season with an epic musical adventure. MAN OF LA MANCHA begins performances on JUNE 28 with all of the fanfare one would expect from Vermont's longest-running professional theatre company. A bold and charismatic cast comes together with a renowned creative team to present Cervantes' legendary tale on the company's historic MainStage. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Charles Schulz's beloved characters come to life in this wonderfully entertaining musical by Clark Gesner.  You're a Good Man Charlie Brown will play Hayes Theatre Co from Tuesday 5 July for 31 performances including special shows for the School Holidays.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlanta Lyric's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, West Side Story. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. The score, written by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, features some of the most exuberant and romantic songs ever written, including "Somewhere (There's A Place For Us)," "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty," and "America." West Side Story will run from June 10-26 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Living Legend Joan Copeland
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 12, 2016

She was Arthur Miller's sister, a victim of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and one of New York's most respected actresses. Joan Copeland is a living legend whose career includes standing by for Vivien Leigh and Katherine Hepburn, sharing the stage with Danny Kaye, and bringing the words of her brother to vivid theatrical life. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's James Rocco
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 11, 2016

James Rocco and the Ordway's BROADWAY SONGBOOK delves into KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ with a three-day run of this popular cabaret series that leaves you with knowledge, tapping toes and a smile on your face. Find out more about the production from Rocco himself and hurry for your tickets this weekend. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read an Excerpt from John Breglio's I WANNA BE A PRODUCER- The Idea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

What does a 'producer' actually do? How does one travel from that great idea for a show to a smash hit opening night on Broadway? John Breglio cannot guarantee you a hit, but he does take the reader on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes to where he himself once stood as a child, dreaming about the theatre.  (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Barbra Streisand Sings 'At the Ballet' with Anne Hathaway & Daisy Ridley; Tracklist for ENCORE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Below, listen to her performance of A Chorus Line's 'At the Ballet,' featuring Anne Hathaway! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Barbra Streisand, Anne Hathaway & Daisy Ridley Record 'At the Ballet' from 'ENCORE'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Barbra Streisand's new album 'ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway drops August 26th and fans who pre-order the album online will receive the track 'At The Ballet' from A Chorus Line, performed with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Barbra Streisand, Anne Hathaway & Daisy Ridley Record 'At the Ballet' from 'ENCORE'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Barbra Streisand's new album 'ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway drops August 26th and fans who pre-order the album online will receive the track 'At The Ballet' from A Chorus Line, performed with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley. (more...)

The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

50th Anniversary Revival of A CHORUS LINE in the Works for 2025
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Start getting your kids ready! In a recent interview with Broadway Journal, producer and Michael Bennett estate executor John Breglio revealed plans for a revival of A Chorus Line in 2025, coinciding with the show's 50th anniversary. Breglio also produced the 2006 revival of the show. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Theatre in the Park to Present THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The era of the happy musical - with a little romance, big production numbers and catchy show tunes - is featured as Theatre in the Park's next summer production, 'THE DROWSY CHAPERONE'. (more...)

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