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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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Composer Gordon Schwinn faces death from a brain tumor. When he is diagnosed, he is confronted with the real possibility that his musical legacy will be cut short. William Finn's semi-autobiographical musical is energetic, sardonic, and poignant in its exploration of anxiety, self-doubt, and the healing power of art.

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PS Classics to Release Bartram & Hill's THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The Theory of Relativity, the new musical by the Drama Desk Award-nominated creators of Broadway's The Story of My Life, Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, will be released on disc by PS Classics on June 3. The album, recorded March 31 and April 1 at Avatar Studios in New York City, is produced by PS Classics staff engineer Bart Migal, who has produced over a dozen recordings for the label, including, most recently, Tony Yazbeck's debut solo album. (more...)

BWW Feature: Casting Announced for I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at Our Productions Theatre Co.
by Kyle Christopher West - May 6, 2016

Our Productions Theatre Co. continues it's 2016 Season - A Season with HeART, with a regional premier of the award winning musical, I Love You Because this summer for an extended five week run in both Lewisville and Addison. (more...)

Jennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHARLIE BROWN's Kristin Chenoweth's Philosophy, 1999
by Michael Dale - May 27, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth proves to be popular with Tony voters introducing a new song in the Peanuts musical revival. (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 Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff
by Walter McBride - May 23, 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 Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hamilton, Jonathan Groff, 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...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: King Jonathan Groff Will Be Back for June 12!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2016

Jonathan Groff may have already passed on his crown, but that doesn't mean he's missing out on the HAMILTON Tonys action. The star just picked up a nomination for his portrayal of King Geroge III (Best Performance by and Actor in a Feature Role in a Musical) and he's telling us all about why he is in love with the character. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Starring Kacee Clanton, Begins Rehearsals at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Starting rehearsals at The 5th Avenue Theatre this week is the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Bring MUSIC OF THE NIGHT to the NJSO POPS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Broadway, film and television star Norm Lewis headlines NJSO POPS programs featuring music from his famous theater roles and album, April 15-17 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Lewis -- who replaces previously announced singer Cheyenne Jackson, who was forced to withdraw for scheduling reasons -- has garnered critical and audience acclaim and made history as Broadway's first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

'70s Tidal Wave! Meet the Full Cast of DISASTER!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER! opens tonight, March 8, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. DISASTER! will play a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch footage of the cast onstage below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff Signs on for Netflix Series MINDHUNTER
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Jonathan Groff, current star of Broadway's HAMILTON and lead in the HBO series LOOKING, has lined up his next small screen project. (more...)

Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Coming to Astoria
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents 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. (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Drama Book Shop Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below with Penny Fuller, The Skivvies & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Over the weekend, stars of stage and shop employees gathered for a night of stories and songs to celebrate and benefit the legendary Drama Book Shop at Feinstein's/54 Below. Check out photos from the night below! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, celebrates its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit tonight, Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center(East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie.  The master of ceremonies for the evening is noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia. (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Squabbalogic to Stage Australian Premiere of THE ORIGINAL GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Seymour resident company and producers of the sell-out smash independent musicals THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and MAN OF LA MANCHA, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre are proud to present the Australian premiere of THE ORIGINAL GREASE, from 6th April to 7th May, 2016. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Make 42West Solo Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Eighteen year Broadway veteran Rema Webb, will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show Children Will Listen to 42West for a one-night only engagement.  With original direction by Pittsburgh native and Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) and presented by Rashad V. Chambers and Jacob Langfelder, Children Will Listen will be performed on Monday, April 25th at 7:30PM. (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. to Host MARY'Z WITH A 'Z' Tribute Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. opens its 2016/2017 season with Mary'z with a 'Z,' a cover-to-cover tribute to 1972's Emmy-winning 'Liza With a 'Z' broadcast featuring BPBCo. members, alumni, and fresh faces presenting and reinventing Bob Fosse & Marvin Hamlisch's setlist in its entirety. The evening begins with Kander and Ebb's 'Yes' and ends with a 5-song Cabaret medley. Mixed in are a plethora of standards, show tunes, and numbers written specifically for Ms. Minnelli. (more...)

Spring Forward With Some Time-Altering Showtunes of Broadway Past!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

Don't forget! Tonight's the night to change your clock for Daylight Savings Time. And since your weekend will be an hour shorter, what better way to numb the pain than with some time-centric performances from Broadway past. Below, enjoy some tunes from shows like THE LAST FIVE YEARS, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, and many more! (more...)

Photo Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) opens musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season, this Sunday, June 5. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC now through July 17, 2016. The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2016
by - Jun 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

DVR Alert: 'COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks; LOOKING's Jonathan Groff to Visit NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

On Tuesday, June 28th, Tony-nominated actor Jonathan Groff  (HAMILTON) will visit the show between 10 - 11 am to talk about the highly anticipated film version of HBO's LOOKING.  (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...)

Update: Penny Fuller, Sally Mayes, Ali Stroker, and More Join Line-up for Drama Book Shop Benefit at 54 Below
by Louisa Brady - Feb 28, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Penny Fuller (Applause, A New Brain, Dividing The Estate) and Sally Mayes (Closer Than Ever, She Loves Me) have joined the starry line-up for a Feinstein's/54Below's benefit concert for The Drama Book Shop. Also joining the roster is Ali Stroker, who recently made her debut in Deaf West's revival of Spring Awakening, and composer Nancy Ford (I'm Getting My Act Together...). (more...)

BWW Review: Darren Criss, Betsy Wolfe, and the National Symphony Bring a Little Broadway to Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 28, 2016

One thing I can always count on when I go to a National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Pops concert featuring music of the Great White Way - and perhaps beyond - is that the accomplished musicians and their exceptional conductor Steven Reineke will give it all the energy, vigor and verve it deserves. This was certainly the case on Friday night as the orchestra and guest vocalists Darren Criss and Betsy Wolfe explored a bit of the current Broadway repertoire. (more...)

Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Will Bow This Fall; James Lapine on Board to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

This fall, Lincoln Center Theater will join forces with Jujamcyn Theaters to bring William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos back to Broadway, it was announced today. Falsettos will begin previews Thursday, September 29 and open on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Lapine will return to helm the production. (more...)

TOMORROW MORNING Boards Kokandy Productions' Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Kokandy Productions just announced its 'new' summer 2016 production: the funny, intimate and moving musical TOMORROW MORNING with book, music and lyrics by Laurence Mark Wythe, directed by Co-Artistic Director John D. Glover, music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Cameron Turner. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's CHILDREN OF EDEN Comes to Thousand Oaks This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Before his retelling of the Witches of Oz in WICKED, composer Stephen Schwartz took on a contemporary retelling of some of the most popular Biblical tales known to Man. CHILDREN OF EDEN uses these stories and characters to strike a universal chord in all of us. Beautiful music, story, humor, and imagery remind us of Spring, filled with new life bursting all around. CHILDREN OF EDEN opens on Friday, April 8th, 2016, playing until Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 13-19
by Nora Dominick - Feb 19, 2016

Still not over Hamilton's performance at the Grammys? Gearing up for Waitress to hit Broadway in March? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb Set for 'DIVA' at Industry Bar, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA is in it's 4th strong year of residency at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. It's the CATS of NYC nightlife, come see why! Brand new live vocal concert every Monday at 11, never a cover charge! This weeks cast features Stephanie Kababe, Lisa Ramey and Brie Cassil. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! A NEW BRAIN Cast Reunites for Album Listening Party
by Walter McBride - Feb 18, 2016

Over the summer, Jonathan Groff led the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. The production's two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95-minute show) from PS Classics is now available. Order your copy today at www.psclassics.com/cd_anewbrain.html. The production also starred Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb. The company just reunited for a listening party and you can check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie. (more...)

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below in SIN TWISTERS, TOO!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller's new show, set for Feinstein's/54 Below for two performances, February 24th and March 2nd (both at 7 p.m.), is a sequel to their critically acclaimed SIN TWISTERS! (more...)

Ami Brabson and More Set for 'Music at the Mansion' Series Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, February 28, at 3pm. Performers include 4th Wall Theatre, Ami Brabson, Peggy Eason and Michael Colby. (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maltby & Shire's CLOSER THAN EVER at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

 Two dozen wise and witty "songs of experience" with charming melodies and smartly crafted lyrics.International City Theatre opens its 2016 season with a recently updated version of Closer Than Ever, the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best off-Broadway Musical that also netted Drama Desk nominations for lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire. Directed and choreographed by Todd Nielsen, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, and starring ICT favorites Kevin Bailey (Abigail/1702),Valerie Perri (The Sweepers), Adam von Almen (The Heir Apparent) and newcomer Katheryne Penny, Closer Than Ever opens February 12at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. (more...)

Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Brown Paper Box Co.'s MARY'Z WITH A 'Z'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. opens its 2016/2017 season with MARY'Z WITH A 'Z,' a cover-to-cover tribute to 1972's Emmy-winning 'Liza With a 'Z' broadcast featuring BPBCo. members, alumni, and fresh faces presenting and reinventing Bob Fosse & Marvin Hamlisch's setlist in its entirety. The evening begins with Kander and Ebb's 'Yes' and ends with a 5-song Cabaret medley. Mixed in are a plethora of standards, show tunes, and numbers written specifically for Ms. Minnelli. (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...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Bring CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Eighteen-year Broadway veteran Rema Webb, currently on the Great White Way in THE COLOR PURPLE, will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West for a one-night only engagement.  (more...)

SpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

From May 7 - June 4, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT, a powerful new musical about unexpected love, loss, and brotherhood, based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.  (more...)

4@15: Four New 15 Minute Musicals at The Royal Family Arts Centre Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

? 4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Saturday, April 16, Sunday, April 17, and Monday, April 18, for four performances only at the Royal Family Arts Centre.  Kristen Lee Rosenfeld serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Testa in PERICLES at Two River Theatre 4/16 to 5/8
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 12, 2016

We interviewed Mary Testa who will perform in Two River Theater's production of 'Pericles' from April 16th to May 8th. Testa spoke to us about her career, the show and working on the Red Bank stage. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE to Present COOKIN' WITH GUS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

After breaking box office records with the comedy 'Murder at the Howard Johnson's and Broadway Musical Revue, 'PUTTIN' ON THE GLITZ!', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE (5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652) presents the uproarious comedy 'COOKIN' WITH GUS', April 15th through May 15th, 2016. (more...)

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