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Alex Newell, Sasha Allen, Mykal Kilgore and More Join BAPTIZED BY BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Following two sold-out performances of their debut show last fall, Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Marisha Wallace (Something Rotten!) are back and bigger than ever. BAPTIZED BY BROADWAY: Live at BB King on Sunday, August 28th at 8pm. (more...)

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare to Stage Jazz-Infused MEASURE FOR MEASURE This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare, part of the Bryant Park Presents series of free performances in the iconic park, concludes its 2016 season with a new production of Measure for Measure, produced by The Drilling Company (of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot fame) and directed by the company's Producing Artistic Director, Hamilton Clancy ('Orange Is the New Black,' 'Billions'). (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF Honors 2016 Award Winners - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, announced today the winners of the 2016 NYMF Awards for Excellence, which were awarded on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 42West NY (514 W. 42nd Street). Scroll down for the full list, plus photos from the event! (more...)

Shuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New Group has announced additional casting for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season.  Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman, this production features Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Shuler Hensley, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones, Jr., Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett and Joel Perez, and as previously announced, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 2 - December 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Celebrates Living Legend Andrew Lloyd Webber
by Ben Cameron - Aug 8, 2016

Broadway became just a little more Broadway this last week as CATS made it's return to the Great White Way. Whether or not you think Cats is a ground breaker or a punch line, one thing is certain, the man behind the music is a living legend. Andrew Lloyd Webber has been an ubiquitous part of any theatre fans experience for decades. From those first chilling organ chords in Phantom (which still gets me every time- then again I wore my Phantom T-shirt to have my 8th grade school photos taken); to the synth pop of Starlight Express; to the irresistible bubble gum goodness of Joseph; it's hard not to walk out of a Lloyd Webber show not humming the tunes. He's had hits (um, Cats is BACK), he's had misses (The Woman in White) he's blazed trails (JC Superstar is arguably the first and finest rock musical) and has written a masterpiece of a score or two along the way (Evita, and anyone remember Aspects of Love? Divine). We're celebrating the kitties' return with a Broadway Sessions stroll down memory lane with the Lord. Let the memories live again… (more...)

The Gates Are Almost Open! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Starring Christian Borle, Sets Spring Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The factory is almost open! Producers for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, just announced the show will begin performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

IRRELEVANT Hits The Butterfly Club Ahead of NYC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

This August, in the depths of The Butterfly Club, the most unexpected of campaign launches is taken place. Making Trump look like a lefty and Sonia Kruger seem like the new Gough Whitlam, there is the husband of Eileen Williams: a new candidate determined to put women back in their rightful place: the 1950s. When he doesn't turn up, Eileen herself is left to sell his policies and rhetoric to the masses. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 8, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Dancer and Model, Lawrence Merritt
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 7, 2016

In his 78 years of entertaining, Lawrence Merritt has truly seen it all. From dancing on Broadway in GOLDEN RAINBOW and PIPPIN, to modeling for the greatest magazines, to being an underwater dancer in Paris, Lawrence is not short on amazing stories. (more...)

Official: 42ND STREET To Open At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In March 2017
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

42nd Street, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is to play the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from Monday 20 March 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 7:00pm. Tickets go on-sale today, Friday 5th August. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD Completes Broadway Cast; Rehearsals Start Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of  The Cherry Orchard, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, has found its full company. (more...)

42ND STREET To Play the Drury Lane Theatre Beginning March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Musical theatre staple, 42nd Street, will head into the Drury Lane Theatre this March in an all-new production helmed by the show's book writer, Mark Bramble. (more...)

Robin Roberts Among Honorees for Arthur Ashe Institute's Gala Event This October
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health will host Sports Ball 2016, their 22nd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala, on Wednesday, October 19th at the Grand Hyatt, 109 East 42nd Street in New York City. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

AUSTIN, Starring Thomas G. Waites & James McCaffrey, Opens Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Off-Broadway premiere of Elda Cusick's new play, Austin, will open tonight, August 4th, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Ed Setrakian directs a cast that stars Thomas G. Waites ('OZ'), James McCaffrey ('Rescue Me'), Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cede√Īo, and Michaela Waites. Austin will play a limited run through September 10th only. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NYMF's LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography.  BroadwayWorld has your first look at the NYMF production below! Check it out! (more...)

Signature Theatre Mourns Passing of Founding Artistic Director, James Houghton
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

Houghton stepped down as the company's artistic director last month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert, Shaina Taub and More Take Part in WOMEN OF NOTE at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presented the Women of Note concert series, celebrating female, queer and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theatre, on Monday, August 1 at The Duke on 42nd Street. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this one-night-only concert event showcased even more artists than last year in two back-to-back performances. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to End Early Off-Broadway for UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominated show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will end its run in New York City on August 28 to accommodate an earlier start date for its UK Tour, which will begin performances on October 17, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Lecresia Campbell and A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 3, 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: Rob and Kevin go to two very different churches!  (more...)

BWW Interview: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS' Marcia DeBonis Breaks the Silence
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 3, 2016

A play about a spiritual retreat in which DeBonis' character and five others are largely silent resonates with poignant statements about the human condition. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Pearl Theatre to Stage First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Directed by Tony-nominee Austin Pendleton, the production, running September 6-October 16, marks the first Off-Broadway revival of this landmark play in 35 years. (more...)

BWW Preview: GREEN FIG at YOTEL in Hell's Kitchen Offers Modern Israeli Cuisine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Green Fig, which opened under the radar this spring inside YOTEL in Hell's Kitchen, has a new chef and revamped menu focusing on Modern Israeli cuisine, a combination of culinary influences from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for All-Female THE WOLVES at The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced that tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's The Wolves (August 29-September 24, 2016).  (more...)

Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM Extended at Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Central Works (CW) world premiere of Patricia Milton's political comedy Hearts of Palm has been extended through Sunday, August 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: MEN ON BOATS Celebrates Opening Night at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, returns this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis, MEN ON BOATS moves uptown to Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for a four-week limited engagement now through Sunday, August 14. The show celebrated its opening last night, August 1, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Mint Theater Company to Hold 'Further Reading' of WATERS OF THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Mint Theater Company will present a one-night "Further Reading" of Waters of the Moon by N.C. Hunter on Monday August 15th (7pm) at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (home to Mint's current production, Hunter's A Day By The Sea, opening August 25). (more...)

Acclaimed Comedy INFERNO A-GO-GO Continues Through August 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Truly unique performer BenDeLaCreme, who became an international favorite on RuPaul's Drag Race, returns to New York with the debut of her latest theatrical blend of burlesque, comedy, performance art and music. BENDELACREME'S INFERNO A-GO-GO, an evening of entertainment about an eternity of suffering, began performances July 28 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and will continue through August 19. (more...)

BWW TV: The Muny Celebrates a Successful 98th Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2016

The Muny's 98th season has already come and gone, with seven shows having bowed throughout the summer-  The Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street, The Music Man, Young Frankenstein, Mamma Mia!, Fiddler on the Roof, and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. Below, watch highlights from all of the productions! (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

14th Annual NY Burlesque Festival September 29th-October 2nd!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it's premiere in 2003.  This fall marks the 14th year for this celebrated event, and producers, Thirsty Girl & Pontani  Productions will once again, serve up 4 nights of glitter and glamour in Gotham, with over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at five of NYC's hottest nightclubs. Bringing together over 2,700 enthusiastic audience members who,  in addition to enjoying tassels and tail feathers will be entertained by live music, international DJ's, variety and circus performers, boylesque, and a burlesque bazaar where you can try on custom corsets, peruse pasties, hair ornaments, vintage dresses, lingerie and even partake in a pin-up make-over.  (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Gets A Little Bit WICKED
by Ben Cameron - Aug 15, 2016

WICKED!!!! You tingled didn't you? It's hard not to. No modern musical has had quite the impact that this mega musical has had all over the world. And I won't lie to ya, Wicked hold's a very special place in my heart (listen to track #2 of your cast album, you may hear a familiar voice asking 'Glinda, is it true you were her friend?') But humble bragging aside, Wicked is nothing short of a phenomenon. So this week we've compiled some of our favorite Broadway Sessions performances from Stephen Schwartz's box office blockbuster! 'The Wizard and I,' 'Popular,' 'As Long As Your Mine,' 'No Good Deed,' 'Defying Gravity' and even a cliff notes version of ensembling in Wicked w/ myself and original caster Marcus Choi, it's just too good¬Öor is it Wicked? (more...)

BWW TV: How Will Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Be Different from Others? Director Leigh Silverman Tells All!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2016

So how will this version of the show stand out from those that have come before? Watch below as director Leigh Silverman explains! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Cast Album Producer Bruce Yeko
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2016

Bruce Yeko is one of the most fascinating men in show business. If it wasn't for Bruce we wouldn't have the original cast recordings of such musicals as THE BAKER'S WIFE, IN TROUSERS, PRETTYBELLE, and countless other musicals that no commercial record company would have produced. Selling off his massive baseball card collection, Bruce used those funds to  produce over 300 cast recordings, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 14
by Audition Roundup - Aug 14, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 14, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/13/2016
by - Aug 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/13/2016. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Spread Christmas Cheer to 36 Cities on 2016 Holiday Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

ETworks Presentations, LLC and WarnerBros. Theatre Ventures are thrilled to announce that the Broadway musical ELF will perform across the country once again this holiday season beginning in November 2016. (more...)

AUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Previews begin next Friday, August 19 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Manatee Performing Arts Center's Season Opener 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Manatee Performing Arts Center launches the Manatee Players' 2016-17 Season with a bang with Tony-Award winning 42nd Street in Stone Hall Theater, running now through August 28th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: XXX Returns to Times Square, But It's Not What You Think
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

A new art installation will provide unique loungers in Times Square. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Loehr, Kristie Kerwin, HollyAnn Butler and More in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award¬ģ-winning new musical comedy¬†Nice Work If You Can Get It, now playing through August 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.¬†BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action¬†below! (more...)

We're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. (more...)

Nick Blaemire-Led TICK, TICK... BOOM!, World Premiere & More Slated for Keen Company's 17th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Keen Company has announced its 17th season lineup, including the New York return of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award¬ģ-winning new musical comedy¬†Nice Work If You Can Get It.¬†Matthew Broderick¬†and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and¬†Ira Gershwin¬†in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.' ¬†BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses James Lipton's SHERRY, Ricky Ian Gordon's 'Bright Eyed Joy'
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 10, 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: James Lipton writes a musical & Kevin extols the virtues of having three names!  (more...)

Opening Night 20 Years Ago: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE opened at the Westside Theatre on August 1, 1996 and continued for a whopping 12 years making it the second longest-running musical in Off-Broadway history after THE FANTASTICKS. (more...)

GIRL X and More Set for Japan Society's 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Japan Society announces its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season featuring works by visionary artists in dance, music and theater, along with one-of-a-kind related workshops and events. (more...)

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