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Open Book: ON YOUR FEET!'s Bookwriter Alexander Dinelaris Finds Songs To Move Stories Forward
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Writing musicals with existing song catalogs presents unique challenges. (more...)

BWW Review: Playhouse's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Comes 'Home'
by Joseph Baker - May 9, 2016

When Director and Co-Choreographer Jordan Nichols first saw and enjoyed MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL, he knew that he just had to stage a production in the city itself; as polished and entertaining as it was, it needed just a little something . . . 'an infusion of Memphis grit.' In Playhouse on the Square's powerful, pulsating production of the musical, he has achieved just that. Memphians are very proud and protective of their musical heritage, and though originators Joe DiPietro and David Bryan have not attempted to portray real persons and events, their knowledge of the early 'rock and roll' era and its personalities has resulted in a satisfying approximation. Having few musical gifts outside a kazoo, I could nonetheless play 'Six Degrees of Elvis Presley' with some confidence: My third cousin was Bill Black, bassist for Elvis Presley in those early days; and my first cousin's brother-in-law was cult rockabilly musician Charlie Feathers ('Tongue-tied Jill'). I remember enjoying disc jockey Dewey Phillips (on whom MEMPHIS protagonist 'Huey Calhoun' is based) and his outsized personality, and anyone with any knowledge of Sun Studios and the early careers of Jerry Lee Lewis (who shocked an older generation with his marriage to a younger cousin), Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley know that these artists came from humble ('cracker,' in the play) beginnings. These icons always acknowledged their debt to black gospel and blues musicians. All of that, together with racism and interracial relationships, surfaces in MEMPHIS. (more...)

Alexander Rodriguez to Debut I'LL HAVE ANOTHER! at Rockwell to Benefit LLS
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Radio show host Alexander Rodriguez on iHeartRadio and Universal Broadcasting Network's 'On The Rocks' will hit the stage on May 24th debuting his new cabaret show, 'I'll Have Another!' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and dramedy, belted out by your host featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)

Tickets for HAIRSPRAY: THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Hairspray - THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR looks set to break world records when it bounces into the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on 14 & 15 October 2016. With more than 650 local Adelaide musical theatre 'superstars', this production will blow the roof off the Entertainment Centre.  Tickets are on sale from Monday 9 May from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849. (more...)

The Fifth Annual Blumey Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The fifth annual Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards culminated Sunday, May 22, at a gala award celebration where winners in 12 categories were announced and nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress and Wells Fargo Best Musical performed live on stage at the Belk Theater. The Blumey Awards were presented by Wells Fargo. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH MATTHEW MORRISON at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by Leigh Scheps - May 23, 2016

I've met Matthew several times over the last decade and a half. The first time was in 2002, right after Hairspray opened. The second instance was at 54 Below, when he was seeing his on-screen arch nemesis, Jane Lynch, perform. Most recently, I got the chance to briefly chat with him backstage after a performance of Finding Neverland.  When I left the theater, I remember saying he was the most gracious star on Broadway.  Friday, was no different. (more...)

DVR Alert - Leslie Odom Jr, Martin Short to Visit TONIGHT SHOW This Week
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBC has announced that on Friday, May 27th, HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Leslie Odom Jr and Broadway's Martin Short will visit THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. (more...)

Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Present INTRODUCING VICTORIA COOK on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Introducing Victoria Cook, June 8th, 2016 at 9:30. This concert is being Produced and Directed by Mitchell Walker of AKA Studio Productions. Tickets are available at www.54Below.com (more...)

BWW Interview: Finally Fanny- Shoshana Bean Gets Ready to Play Her Dream Role in FUNNY GIRL!
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2016

It's a role that she's been waiting her whole life to perform. Now Shoshana Bean is getting her chance. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 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. (more...)

Scenic Designer David Rockwell Wins NYCxDesign Award for SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Scenic Designer David Rockwell has just earned an NYCxDesign Award for his set design of Roundabout Theatre Company's She Loves Me. This marks the first year that Interior Design Magazine has presented the awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean's Stunning Rendering of 'Stone Cold' For Postmodern Jukebox
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The soon to be star of North Shore Music Theatre's FUNNY GIRL puts her personal stamp on Demi Lovato's hit. (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Sandy Taylor and Justin Anthony Long to Star in MARY POPPINS at MPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents its fourth annual spring production, MARY POPPINS, from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Join Forces for TOGETHER Album and Tour!
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2016

Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nation's leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation's favorite tenor, Alfie Boe, have just announced that they are joining forces for the first time, to record a brand new album as well as take to the stage for a unique UK Headline Tour- Together. (more...)

ABC Exec Tells BroadwayWorld: Live Musical Event 'Currently in Development'
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

This morning BroadwayWorld participated in a media conference call with ABC president Channing Dungey regarding the network's just-announced 2016-17 programming slate. (more...)

LES MIZ Star Hayden Tee to Host AUSTRALIA SINGS! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, along with Your Theatrics International present AUSTRALIA SINGS! on July 10 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Premiere of BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show! See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the premiere episode, featuring HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose! (more...)

POLL: Which Disney Musical Would You Love to See LIVE on ABC?
by Alan Henry - May 17, 2016

This morning BroadwayWorld participated in a media conference call with ABC president Channing Dungey regarding the network's just-announced 2016-17 programming slate. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Coming to The Smith Center in August
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien on May 20 at 10AM. This lavish new production will make its Las Vegas premiere August 2 - 14 at The Smith Center as part of a North American tour.  Tickets can be purchased at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 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. (more...)

Karen Mason, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Coming to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce that Karen Mason, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch will be participating in OSTC's new CABaretFEST being held from June 24 - 26. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

DISASTER! Cast Will Reunite to Record Cast Album; Release Set for September 9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The company of the critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! will reunite to record the original Broadway cast album on Monday, May 16.  The cast recording will be released by Broadway Records onFriday, September 9, 2016. The album is produced by Michael Croiter, Bart Migal and Seth Rudetsky, with executive producers Hunter Arnold, Robert Ahrens, Carl Daikeler, Sandi Moran and Daniel Rafinejad. The album is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and on Amazon. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/9
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 9-13. (more...)

Broadway's Andrea Martin, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez & More Heading to NBC's New Season
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Along with five sophomore series returning to the schedule, the network will also introduce several new series to the lineup, starring some of Broadway's favorite stars! (more...)

Gloria Estefan to Join Her Own Broadway Bio-Musical ON YOUR FEET?
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloria Estefan could be taking the Broadway stage in the musical based on her life, On Your Feet! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 16-22, Featuring Laura Benanti, Matthew Morrison, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Victoria Shaw: 'Under the Covers' With Special Guests Matthew and Gunnar Nelson; Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; A Celebration of Laura Benanti Starring Laura Benanti and Friends; Matthew Morrison at 54 Below; and Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger: Springtime For Ruby - A Farewell Engagement. (more...)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Hall with THE WIZARD OF OZ This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth invites you to follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Performance Hall for the brand-new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, playing June 7-12. Tickets start at $55 and are on sale now! (more...)

ASU Gammage Announces the 2016 High School Musical Theater Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ASU Gammage announces the 2016 High School Musical Theater Awards nominees! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Play The Orpheum, 6/14-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?The Orpheum Theatre is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play June 14-19 at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Tickets are on sale now on and are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 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. (more...)

FOX Orders Celebrity Cooking Competition MY KITCHEN RULES
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

FOX has ordered MY KITCHEN RULES, an eight-episode unscripted cooking series that will pit celebrity duos against each other as they cook and critique each other's food in Hollywood homes. The teams will take turns hosting intimate dinner parties with a menu designed to impress their rival competitors and two professional chef judges, Curtis Stone (“Top Chef Masters”) and Cat Cora (“Iron Chef America”). The celebrity duos include TV host and *NSYNC member Lance Bass, R&B recording artists Brandy and Ray J, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, country superstar Naomi Judd and reality TV star Brandi Glanville. (more...)

BWW TV: English Bernhardt of IF/THEN National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - May 13, 2016

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TUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger to Host 2016 BROADWAY JUNIOR STUDENT FINALE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Broadway's Tuck Everlasting just announced that Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who currently stars as 'Jesse Tuck' in the new musical, will host The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International's 11th Annual Broadway Junior Student Finale, which will take place at the Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Shoshana Bean-Led FUNNY GIRL at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is announcing full cast and creative team is being announced for the sparkling new production of FUNNY GIRL. They will be joining Shoshana Bean who was previously announced in the role of Fanny Brice. FUNNY GIRL starts performances on Tuesday, June 7 and plays thru Sunday, June 19, 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Martin Short, Maya Rudolph Star in New NBC Comedy MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

NBC's new comedy series MAYA & MARTY premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m.  From executive producer Lorne Michaels, the incomparable Maya Rudolph and Martin Short join forces for an all-new comedy show (more...)

The 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announces Nominees; Awards Show to Be Held at Pantages, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 5TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

ESC & YHF to Present I HEAR AMERICA SINGING: THE IMMIGRANT'S JOURNEY Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Responding to the heightened mood of this election year, SUNY's Empire State College (ESC) Metropolitan Center and The Yip Harburg Foundation (YHF) aim to inspire existing and prospective students with the power of songs of conscience as part of their educational/entertainment partnership.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Martin Short, Maya Rudolph Star in New NBC Comedy MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

NBC's new comedy series MAYA & MARTY premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m.  From executive producer Lorne Michaels, the incomparable Maya Rudolph and Martin Short join forces for an all-new comedy show (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Vet Diana DeGarmo Will Join THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora will welcome American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes!  From May 25th through July 31st, Diana will play the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect".   Degarmo says, "I am excited and honored for the chance to sing the music of the iconic women I grew up idolizing, alongside three fabulous and funny gals in The Marvelous Wonderettes. We are gonna have one heck on a time and y'all won't want to miss it!" (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2016 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 22 schools in six counties of Central Florida. (more...)

Katie Boeck, Natalie Weiss & Stephanie Torns Join BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON Encore Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The starry lineup is set for the encore of the 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series: Broadway Sings Whitney Houston. A cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

The Abbey Announces Summer Nights Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

They Abbey's Summer Nights Series Lineup for 2016 brings evenings of theater, movies, music and more.  Featuring the newest addition to Michael Wanzie's his Ladies of Eola Heights, double feature movies and sing-a-longs, and the best decades dance parties in Orlando, The Abbey turns up the heat this summer. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

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