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Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2016

Director John Doyle has taken on his fair share of revivals, but perhaps none have been as stunning as this season's THE COLOR PURPLE, starring Tony nominees Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, as well as Jennifer Hudson in her Broadway debut. So how does the master of musical revivals do what he does? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

Broadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Whether you consider it more of a reason for being alive, a way to measure the year, or proof of an enchanted evening, love is everywhere on Broadway...including offstage. In this first edition of Broadway Love Story, fall hard for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and FUN HOME's Rebecca Luker, who explain their personal joys and trials of being a couple in the Broadway spotlight. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/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/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Walter McBride - May 30, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Lin-Manuel Miranda Tells Us Why He is the Lobster Inside the HAMILTON Pot
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 29, 2016

He has won a Pulitzer Prize, appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, performed on the Grammy Awards...and that's all just in the past few months. Now Lin-Manuel is taking the Tony Awards by storm, with his HAMILTON having earned a record sixteen nominations. Below, watch as Lin explains how he has come to terms with the success of the show. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Consigue el CD 'SOMETHING'S COMING' de Joan Vázquez
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 27, 2016

Consigue ahora el disco de 'SOMETHING'S COMING - UN TRIBUT A SONDHEIM' dedicado por Joan Vazquez en exclusiva para los lectores de BroadwayWorld Spain (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning director John Doyle was joined by some special guests, as Sardi's unveiled his caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out! (more...)

Photo Flash: Titus Burgess, Steve Kazee, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Take Part in Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Development Session at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Michael Arden has just concluded a weeklong research and development session led by Broadway and television star Tituss Burgess, Tony Award-winners Steve Kazee and Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Tony Award-nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), in advance of a new production of the Stephen Sondheim masterwork Merrily We Roll Along, set to hit the stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts November 22, 2016 through December 18, 2016. Casting for the fall production will be announced at a later date. Check out photos from the session below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Look Around, Look Around! HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Getting His Sardi's Portrait
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

Earlier today, HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda received the ultimate Broadway honor as his portrait was unveiled at the fabled Sardi's. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sibling Stars Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Duet WICKED's 'For Good'
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One's a jazz baby, the other's a Broadway baby, but when these sisters harmonize, it's a beautiful blend. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Direction of a Musical nominee for The Color Purple, John Doyle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Fiddler on the Roof, Danny Burstein, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Headed to Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Following great critical success in New York, innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco bring their enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece Into The Woods to the Chocolate Factory this Summer. The production opens on 12 July, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. (more...)

Joan Vázquez presentará el disco de SOMETHING'S COMING
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 18, 2016

El actor ha grabado el disco con las canciones de su concierto tributo a Stephen Sondheim (more...)

Drama Desk Panel with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk on REVIVING THE REVIVAL Set for Sardi's, 5/24
by Lauren Yarger - May 16, 2016

Robin Milling moderates a Drama Desk discussion on Reviving Revivals with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk at Spring Lunch Panel at Sardi's. (more...)

WOMEN IN THE WORLD OF SONDHEIM with Katie Welsh & Emily Whitaker Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents singer Katie Welsh and pianist Emily Whitaker in Women in the World of Sondheim on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Has Tevye Proved Danny Burstein's Most Difficult Role? The Six-Time Nominee Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

In the past ten years, Danny Burstein has wooed audiences with his Tony nominated performances as some of Broadway's most beloved characters- Buddy, Aldopho, Billis... the list goes on. Now he has taken on perhaps musical theatre's most iconic character- a milkman from Anatevka called Tevye. How does this role (for which he is nominated as Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical) compared to his others? Find out below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/12/2016 - ANASTASIA in Hartford and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

Today's big news: The new, Broadway-bound ANASTASIA musical starts tonight in Hartford, and the New Dramatists honor Audra McDonald at today's luncheon! (more...)

Michael Arden Will Next Take on Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles unveiled its 2016-17 season today, included in which is a production of the legendary composer's musical Merrily We Roll Along, to be helmed by Tony nominee Michael Arden. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of Merrily We Roll Along, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at APAC
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to present a look into their production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now playing through Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. With music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields,  music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 1
by Audition Roundup - May 1, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 1, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Kate Wetherhead to Host BROADWAY'S BEST MUSICAL COMEDY STARS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Kate Wetherhead, creator and star of the hugely popular web series, Submissions Only, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 16th to host a hilarious evening of musical comedy bliss, BROADWAY'S BEST MUSICAL COMEDY STARS! (more...)

Tickets for Lin-Manuel Miranda's Final HAMILTON Performance Going for $12,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

If you'd like to be in the room where it happens when the Tony nominated HAMILTON star says goodbye to the hip hop musical, it's going to cost you! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 6-12, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Tom Wopat, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 5, 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: Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella with Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, and Rachel Bay Jones; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; Kurt Weill on Broadway with Mary Testa and Friends; Victoria Cook at 54 Below; Women in the World of Sondheim: Katie Welsh and Emily Whitaker. (more...)

Charles Busch, BROADWAY TRIVIA NIGHT & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival's 22nd Summer Season to Continue with THE UNCIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season continues with its CABARET SERIES featuring the return of THE UNCIVIL WAR in a special concert performance. This special event will feature an updated script and score, with changes made based on reactions of ATF audiences from last summer's performance, complete with multiple new songs and scenes. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls) on the mainstage at 7:30pm. Tickets are $26-$32 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Sets the Date for His Final HAMILTON Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is due to depart his hit show this summer. According to the Hollywood Reporter, his exit date is set- July 9, 2016.  (more...)

Bethel Woods Sets Fall Event Gallery Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues to grow and diversify programming held in its most intimate venue – the indoor Event Gallery. This fall, The Event Gallery Concert Series will present John Waite and the Axeman with special guest Leslie Dinicola on September 24; Blues Festival at Bethel Woods on October 29; and the Drifters on November 5. Plus, the beloved Bradstan Cabaret Series returns with three unique performances featuring Lee Lessack & Johnny Rodgers on September 17, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett on October 15, and Liz Callaway on November 19. (more...)

BWW Preview: LIZ CALLAWAY & JASON GRAAE IN HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER! at The RRAZZ ROOM At The Prince
by DT Gramkee - Jun 18, 2016

LIZ CALLAWAY & JASON GRAAE IN HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER! at The RRAZZ ROOM At The Prince (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Elizabeth Stanley
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 16, 2016

Minneapolis' premiere of well-known story THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY stars Elizabeth Stanley as Francesca. Learn more about her and the show in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Rehearsals for Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS at Menier Chocolate Factory Now Underway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Following their success at the Tony Awards last night, where they won Best Musical Revival for The Color Purple and Cynthia Erivo won Best Actress in a Musical, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces that rehearsals start today in New York for innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco's enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece Into The Woods. Both Sondheim and Lapine will join the company in rehearsal this week. The production opens on 12 July at the Menier, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks HAMILTON Exit: 'Even If I Take a Break I'll Always Come Back'
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Miranda revealed to ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT that even if he does exit the show in the coming weeks, chances are good that he will return in the future. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SPRING AWAKENING's Michael Arden Explains Tony Telecast Mishap
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2016

Where was Michael Arden when Christopher Fitzgerald's face was on camera while his name was announced? (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 12, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 13-19, Featuring Nicolette Robinson, The Skivvies, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 12, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: A Funny Thing Happened: Songs from the Road to Broadway; Broadway's Best Musical Comedy Stars!; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Nicolette Robinson at 54 Below. (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for HAMILTON. Miranda wrote the book, music and lyrics for HAMILTON and stars in the lead role as Alexander Hamilton. (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Original Score
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) for HAMILTON. Miranda also wrote the book and stars in the show. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."   (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...)

Tony-Award Nominee & Emmy Award-Winner Liz Callaway Makes San Diego Debut at Martinis Above Fourth on 5/10
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, in association with Chris Isaacson Presents, is thrilled to present Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway as she makes her San Diego debut at MA4 to celebrate the West Coast release of her latest CD, The Essential Liz Callaway, on Tuesday, May 10 at 8PM. (more...)

Julian Ovenden to Host Gala to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Stiles + Drewe Prize, May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 10thanniversary West End Gala for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. To mark this special landmark occasion, the 2016 competition is being staged at the Novello Theatre in London on Sunday 15 May, hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Sondheim 80th Birthday Prom). In addition to this, among this year's judges will be Don Black,Jason Carr, Anne Reid MBE, Sondheim Society Patron Julia McKenzie and Olivier Award-nominated actress Sophie-Louise Dann, reuniting her with Ovenden after they performed together in Sunday in the Park with George at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Furthermore, writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson will Chair the Student Performer judging panel.  (more...)

Liz Callaway Set for Rubicon Theatre Company's Broadway Musical Concert Series
by Adam Jay - Apr 27, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is pleased to present the sensational Broadway icon LIZ CALLAWAY in her stellar cabaret act as the third offering in the annual Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. A Tony® Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist, LIZ CALLAWAY's cabaret features her favorite Broadway show tunes, songs from movie musicals and pop hits from the 1960s. Having performed to rave reviews at venues from New York's Rainbow & Stars and Metropolitan Room, to the Donmar Warehouse in London, LIZ CALLAWAY brings her crystal-clear Broadway belt to Ventura for three performances only, Saturday,May 7 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Liz Callaway to Celebrate New 'ESSENTIAL' Album in LA and San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the engagement for Liz Callaway: THE ESSENTIAL LIZ CALLAWAY, coming to the Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Bl, Hollywood, Calif., for an exclusive, one-night-only engagement on May 9 at 8:30 PM, celebrating the West Coast release of her newest CD. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for APAC's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to present a behind the scenes look at rehearsals for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields,  music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The limited engagement will be at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. Performances begin Thursday, May 5 and continue through Saturday, May 28. Tickets are available at www.apacny.org. (more...)

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