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It's a Night of Broadway's Most Sensational Show-off Dances with DANCIN' BROADWAY at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Show stopping dance numbers from Broadway's most iconic shows will take over The Ridgefield Playhouse stage with DANCIN' BROADWAY onSaturday, February 25!   Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents this dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history!  Partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bruce Bennett Nissan, DANCIN' BROADWAY will have two shows - a shortened performance appropriate for children and families at 4 p.m., which is part of the Ridgefield Academy Family Series, and a full performance at 8 p.m.  From Agnes de Mille to Bob Fosse to Jerome Robbins, iconic choreography has made stars of dancers and forged the path of Broadway musical theatre.  (more...)

Hugh Panaro, Rachel York and Alli Mauzey Set for BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY with the Philly POPS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The best of modern Broadway is coming to the Philly POPS stage at the Kimmel Center on February 24, 25, and 26. (more...)

Jaw-Dropping Comedy 'I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers' at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with John Logan's comedy I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers. (more...)

Esther Hannaford Will Play Title Role in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL in Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

As groundbreaking music icon Carole King celebrates her 75th birthday, the Broadway sensation based on her remarkable rise to stardom is thrilled to announce its leading lady. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Stopping at the Palace This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The halls of the magnificent Palace Theater in Waterbury will be alive with The Sound of Music when the CT Premiere engagement of the beloved musical plays there March 7 - 12 for eight performances.  (more...)

From Paris To New York – 5TH REPUBLIC in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Visit Feinstein's/ 54 Below for an evening featuring songs from the original musical 5th Republic to celebrate the return of the Paris-based company Broadway au Carre which features contemporary American Musical Theater writers in France every month. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Al Pacino and Judith Light in GOD LOOKED AWAY at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Pasadena Playhouse presents their first development production, under the theater's new play development program PlayWorks, Dotson Rader's GOD LOOKED AWAY starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) as 'Tennessee Williams' and co-starring two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Light (Transparent) as Williams' close friend 'Estelle' and Miles Gaston Villanueva (CBS's The Young and the Restless) as 'Baby.' (more...)

Bill Rosenfield's 46 BEACON to Make West End Debut This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Making its West End debut, 46 Beacon, a coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970's America, arrives at Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited season, running from 5 - 29 April 2017, with press night on 10 April, following a short run in 2015 at The Hope Theatre. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! Announces First National Tour Opening in Miami
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have just announced a 31-city First National Tour this fall of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Broadway in Miami Announces Twelfth Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce its 12th season of showcasing Broadway's greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a five-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2017-2018 Broadway in Miami season includes two anticipated South Florida premieres - ON YOUR FEET! (October 5 - 15, 2017), kicking off its first national tour at the Arsht Center, and THE BODYGUARD (April 3 - 8, 2018). (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Says She's Ready to Serve as SNL's 'Steve Bannon'
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

This week, fans of Rosie O'Donnell took to Twitter to suggest that the comedian and former daytime talk show host take on the role of President Trump's Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's LOUIS-AND-ELLA to Land in NYC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Broadway's Trent Armand Kendall has been touring the country with his new musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA!, and the party continues in 2017 with stops in Dallas, TX, Manasquan, NJ, Sanibel Island, FL, and then back to NYC's The Cutting Room this March (more stops to be announced). (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

You Can't Stop The Beat! The Berman to Present HAIRSPRAY This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

There's no stopping the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. Performed by the JCC's very first cast of PAIJ (Performing Arts In the JCC) Players, 'Hairspray' will delight audiences with its infectious melodies and fantastical dance numbers. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Michael Feinstein's Great American SONGBOOK ACADEMY 2017 is in Full Swing
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Feb 6, 2017

Jess here.  Last summer I had the opportunity to spend a week in Carmel, Indiana with 39 of the most talented teens I've ever met.  What happens in Carmel, you ask…?  THE SONGBOOK ACADEMY!  Now in its eighth season, the Songbook Academy is an annual week long summer music intensive designed for teens who are passionate about the music of the Great American Songbook.  Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer founded the Great American Songbook Foundation in 2007.  Each year he helms the program, and brings Broadway actors, Grammy and Emmy winners, and faculty from collegiate arts music programs to work alongside him in educating students about the rich history, songs and composers associated with the Great American Songbook.  (more...)

FANCY NANCY Comes to Life as a Musical on the Segal Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is heading back to the Segal Centre with a production of Fancy Nancy The Musical with book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo and music and lyrics by Danny Abosch. Based on the best-selling children's book of the same name, Fancy Nancy The Musical had an acclaimed Off-Broadway run from 2012-2014, and is currently touring the United States. The Montreal premiere will be playing on the Segal Mainstage from February 26 to March 5, 2017 and is perfect for girls and boys as young as three years old. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TheaterWorks' Chris Hamby on SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE... Et Cetera
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Feb 6, 2017

I am thrilled with how the production looks and sounds so far. We have a great team at the helm with Phillip Fazio and Steve Hilderbrand. These two have created some of the biggest hits at Theater Works in past few seasons. I think Phillip is a brilliant director and am always excited to see what he brings to life with a production. Steve Hilderbrand, is a foremost Sondheim enthusiast and I feel blessed to have such a well versed music director for this project. The design team is creating something quite unique and appropriate for our production. (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

BWW Review: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Round House Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 5, 2017

The material speaks for itself and gives the cast - and especially Nova Y. Payton - a chance to stretch their limits. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 5, 2017

Put on a happy face because the Tony Award winning composer of BYE BYE BIRDIE, APPLAUSE, ANNIE, and countless others, Charles Strouse, invites Rob and Kevin into his penthouse apartment for a two part interview about his life and career. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Answers 'Shady' Theater Questions on 'HEDWIG', HAMILTON & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, Little Shady Frannie was in the Clubhouse to ask guest Andrew Rannells some shady theatre questions about HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, HAMILTON and his GIRLS cast mates. (more...)

Eric Yves Garcia to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with KEEPERS OF THE KEYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

After critically lauded performances in New York, London and Paris, award-winning performer Eric Yves Garcia (Margaret Whiting Award; Bistro Award for Singing Instrumentalist) announces his return engagement of 'Keepers of The Keys', on Tuesday, March 7 (7:00pm) at Feinstein's / 54 Below. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe Previews TRUE COLORS: BROADWAY FIGHTS OVARIAN CANCER, Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 'True Colors: Broadway Fights Ovarian Cancer' on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Jerry Mitchell To Be Honored At Harmony, A Gala Benefiting New York City Gay Men's Chorus And Youth Pride Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Big Apple Performing Arts (BAPA), the home of New York City Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus, today announced the recipient of the Arts in Action Award for 2017 to be presented at Harmony, New York City's most fabulous gala and party to benefit NYCGMC and YPC on February 17, 2017 at the Diamond Horseshoe (235 West 46th Street). (more...)

NYC Gay Men's Chorus HARMONY Gala to Fete Broadway's Jerry Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Big Apple Performing Arts (BAPA), the home of New York City Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus, today announced the recipient of the Arts in Action Award for 2017 to be presented at Harmony, New York City's most fabulous gala and party to benefit NYCGMC and YPC on February 17, 2017 at the Diamond Horseshoe (235 West 46th Street). (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Announces 2017 Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The historic Cape Playhouse, American's oldest continually operating summer theatre, is thrilled to announce our creative teams for our upcoming 2017 Summer Season. (more...)

Tony Winner Derek McLane to Return as OSCARS Production Designer; Full Production Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced eight key members of the production team for the 89th Oscars®, which will air live on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, on ABC. It was previously announced that Glenn Weiss would be returning as director for his second consecutive year. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of 'Dorian's Closet,' a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch This Fall in Providence; PPAC Sets 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce PPAC's 2017/2018 Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. The National Tour Launch of LES MISERABLES opens PPAC's 40th Anniversary Broadway Season in September and is part of the Encore Series. (more...)

Stars of PARAMOUR, CHICAGO, and LES MIZ Join BROADWAY BOUND: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Ryan Vona (Paramour), Paige Davis (Chicago & TV's Trading Spaces), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), and Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables) have all signed on to appear in Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

BWW Interview: DANIEL C. LEVINE in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 13, 2017

Behind the scenes with Broadway dancers. (more...)

POWER's Naturi Naughton Wins NAACP Image Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Naturi Naughton won for her work as Tasha St. Patrick on the 3rd season of STARZ #1 drama POWER. (more...)

Purchase College to Honor Technical Theatre Legend Joseph B. Forbes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Purchase College, State University of New York's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, will  present the Sixth Annual Broadway technical "Backstage Legends and Masters Award" to esteemed theater legend, Joseph B. Forbes at 7 p.m., April 24, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand New Photos Released from the National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Kinky Boots is the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots). Check out brand new photos of the tour below! (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of "Dorian's Closet," a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, "Dorian's Closet" runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 12
by Audition Roundup - Feb 12, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 12, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Review: STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE!, Wembley Arena
by Vikki Broad - Feb 11, 2017

The Strictly Tour has now been an annual fixture in fans' calendars for ten years. Each time the casual enthusiast mentally prepares themselves for a some full on fluff and scripted joviality but on this opening night at Wembley, this relentlessly joyful show was full of heart which is exactly what the world needs right now. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Following a two-year hiatus, Angelwalk Theatre is pleased to announce that it is re-launching in 2017, with a mandate to continue producing musical theatre. The company will once again be in residence at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, its home since inception in 2009. (more...)

BWW Feature: 2016 Louisville BroadwayWorld Awards at Vault 1031
by Keith Waits - Feb 10, 2017

For the 3rd year, Arts-Louisville.com and Vault 1031 presented the Arts-Louisville.com/Broadway World Theatre Awards honoring excellence in local theatre. In a ceremony attended by over 100 people, competitive awards in 4 divisions were given out to local theatre companies and individual theatre artists after a public vote administered through the Broadway World website. The period of qualification for these categories was November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017. (more...)

DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley Opens Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The latest production of the Westport Community Theatre, Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, takes the stage from February 10 through 26. Doubt won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Kevin Pelkey directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local cast of Kristen Gagliardi, Tondrea Mabins, T. Sean Maher and Susan Stanton. Wendy Kleros & Donna McLoughlin Wyant co-produce the show. (more...)

Production Begins on MARY POPPINS RETURNS; Official Plot + More Details Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Production on MARY POPPINS RETURNS, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” has commenced at Shepperton Studios. (more...)

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