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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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BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth on Bringing Lily Garland Back to Broadway- I Just Knew It Was Right'BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth on Bringing Lily Garland Back to Broadway- I Just Knew It Was Right'
by Richard Ridge - May 9, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows like Wicked and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and so much more. Check out Kristin's thoughts on her demanding new role below and watch the full interview here! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on WICKED- 'I'll Never Have a Better Entrance in My Career'BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on WICKED- 'I'll Never Have a Better Entrance in My Career'
by Richard Ridge - May 7, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows, and so much more. Check out Kristin's favorite menories from YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and WICKED below and watch the full interview here! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on Choosing YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Over ANNIE GET YOUR GUNBWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on Choosing YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Over ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Richard Ridge - May 6, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows, and so much more. Check out Kristin's favorite menories from YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and WICKED below and watch the full interview here! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Will Launch US Tour from Park City, Utah This Summer!Kristin Chenoweth Will Launch US Tour from Park City, Utah This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth has a big year ahead! Not only will the 2015 Tony nominee (currently starring in Roundabout's On the Twentieth Century) host theatre's biggest night this June, but later this summer she'll launch another US tour! For additional information, visit: http://officialkristinchenoweth.com/tour/. The current itinerary is as follows: (more...)

Emmy Winner Jim Parsons Confirms He Turned Down Hosting the 2015 Tony AwardsEmmy Winner Jim Parsons Confirms He Turned Down Hosting the 2015 Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

It turns out Jim Parsons, whose name was initially thrown around as a potential host of this year's Tony Awards, was approached for the position, after all. (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. Sets Cast of [TITLE OF SHOW] Chicago Storefront PremiereBrown Paper Box Co. Sets Cast of [TITLE OF SHOW] Chicago Storefront Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Brown Paper Box Co. has announced the cast for the Chicago storefront premiere of [title of show], with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The show will run from July 17 through August 16, 2015 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). Press performances are Sunday, July 19 at 2 P.M. and Monday, July 20 at 7:30 P.M. Ticketing information and more will be posted at www.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with 2015 Tony Nominee Kristin ChenowethBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with 2015 Tony Nominee Kristin Chenoweth
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows like Wicked and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Easy Street! Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Re-Team To Host The 2015 Tony AwardsFLASH FRIDAY: Easy Street! Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Re-Team To Host The 2015 Tony Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2015

Today we are saluting the two Tony-winning hosts of this year's Tony Awards, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming! (more...)

BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Talks Working With Broadway Legends, Giving Back to Seniors, and More!BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Talks Working With Broadway Legends, Giving Back to Seniors, and More!
by Sally Henry - May 22, 2015

Though no one in Aaron Lazar's family had professionally pursued show business before he came along, he sees his entire career as being heavily influenced by his musically talented grandparents and great-grandparents. So in order to give back to the special seniors in his personal and professional life, Lazar has become involved with JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging), a non-profit organization. Lazar opened up to me about the impact the seniors in his life have had on him, his favorite memories from working with legends like Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, why he wanted to join JASA, and more. Check out the interview below! (more...)

The Ruckus Sets Cast for MATAWAN World Premiere, 6/26-7/26 at the AthenaeumThe Ruckus Sets Cast for MATAWAN World Premiere, 6/26-7/26 at the Athenaeum
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

On the heels of hit comedy Barbecue Apocalypse, The Ruckus continues its 2014-15 season, dubbed the "season of catastrophe," with the world premiere of MATAWAN, Dan Caffrey's thrilling physical story of terror, coming of age, and the transformative power of total disaster. The Allison Shoemaker-directed production will run June 26th-July 26th at the Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N Southport Ave) in Chicago. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/20/2015 - PERMISSION, Kander & Miranda at THE VISIT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/20/2015 - PERMISSION, Kander & Miranda at THE VISIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PERMISSION opens off-Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Kander after THE VISIT and more! (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This WeekendSan Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre BeganBWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 47th consecutive summer season with the Broadway favorite, Guys and Dolls, from June 11-21, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Set in Damon Runyon's jubilant, shimmering New York City, this Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway's Chicago, PBS's Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops). Broadway veteran David Hugo (LES MISERABLES) returns to direct Frank Loesser's romantic comedy that demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a 'doll.' Reagle Music Theatre is the long-running regional theater company known for casting Broadway stars alongside regional talent. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

From May 8 to June 6, 2015, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, a timely and touching new play about love, loss, and family, written by Terrence McNally.   (more...)

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks HAMILTON on 'Today': 'It's a Phenomenal Piece of Theater'VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks HAMILTON on 'Today': 'It's a Phenomenal Piece of Theater'
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Multitalented performer Jonathan Groff, known as Jesse St. James on 'Glee' and the voice of Kristoff in 'Frozen,' stopped by this morning's Kathie Lee and Hoda and calls his role of 'Patrick' on the provocative HBO series 'Looking' his 'dream job.' (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & MoreArkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce its 40th Season. Beginning in September, the new season will include Tony Award-winning artistic experiences and family favorites that exemplify The Rep's mission of producing diverse work of the highest artistic standards for its Arkansas audience. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives Jonathan Groff a Belated Birthday PresentSTAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives Jonathan Groff a Belated Birthday Present
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2015

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda gave co-star Jonathan Groff a belated (and hilarious) birthday Vine today - check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff Duets with Mary-Mitchell Campbell for International Day of Happiness!STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff Duets with Mary-Mitchell Campbell for International Day of Happiness!
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2015

In celebration of the third annual International Day of Happiness at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the NGO Relations and Advocacy Section of DPI held an expert global panel yesterday, exploring scientifically proven data that demonstrates the inverse relationship that wealth (both national and personal) can have on happiness. Broadway Conductor and Composer Mary-Mitchell Campbell, currently serving as musical director of Finding Neverland, and Founder of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) served as the event's Moderator. Campbell called upon her friend Jonathan Groff, who is currently appearing onstage in Hamilton, to celebrate the special occasion on Good Day New York. Below, watch as they perform 'Happy Days are Here Again' and 'Get Happy.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/20/2015 - WOLF HALL, ALADDIN's Anniversary, Sondheim's Birthday and more!WAKE UP with BWW 3/20/2015 - WOLF HALL, ALADDIN's Anniversary, Sondheim's Birthday and more!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WOLF HALL comes to Broadway, ALADDIN marks a milestone and Stephen Sondheim gets a starry birthday party! (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Next Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening TonightNext Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Mar 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opens tonight, March 15, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. This is a limited engagement through July 5, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch interviews with the cast (who celebrated their originally planned opening on March 12) below! (more...)

Jonathan Groff Set to Lead HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Concert in LondonJonathan Groff Set to Lead HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Concert in London
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Mar 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, as part of a new series of musical concert performances at the Royal Festival Hall, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING makes its London concert debut on May 19. Now according to Whatsonstage, Jonathan Groff, Hannah Waddingham and Clive Rowe are set to lead the concert, as J. Pierrepont Finch, Hedy La Rue and Twimble respectively. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Close Out Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMSeattle Musical Theatre to Close Out Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

FORUM runs April 10-26, 2015 at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park. Tickets ($20-$35) are available at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Reston Community Players' SUNSET BOULEVARDPhoto Flash: First Look at Reston Community Players' SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Norma Desmond makes her close-up in Reston Community Players' sumptuous rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, running now through March 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony Meola to Serve as Sound Designer for The MUNY's Summer 2015 SeasonTony Meola to Serve as Sound Designer for The MUNY's Summer 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Muny announced today that one of Broadway's premier sound designers, Tony Meola, will serve as Sound Designer for The Muny's 2015 summer season. With credits on more than twenty-six Broadway shows, as well as countless national tours and international productions, Tony is excited to make his Muny debut. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

The Brown Paper Box Co. to Present [TITLE OF SHOW] This SummerThe Brown Paper Box Co. to Present [TITLE OF SHOW] This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Brown Paper Box Co. announces the Chicago storefront premiere of [title of show], with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The show will run from July 17 through August 16, 2015 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). Press performances are Sunday, July 19 at 2 P.M. and Monday, July 20 at 7:30 P.M. Audition information and more will be posted at www.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Jonathan Groff!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Jonathan Groff!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 10 (2-4PM) join us for a career Conversations with Jonathan Groff and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge', at NYIT-Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Tickles Brisbane's F-U-N-N-Y B-O-N-EBWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Tickles Brisbane's F-U-N-N-Y B-O-N-E
by Bonny Loo - Apr 4, 2015

The ability to spell is the unlikely subject of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a 2005 Broadway musical by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin now playing to hysterical audiences at the 150-seat Brisbane Arts Theatre. (more...)

Diversionary Sets 2015-16 Season: BRIGHT HALF LIFE, A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS & MoreDiversionary Sets 2015-16 Season: BRIGHT HALF LIFE, A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Diversionary Theatre has announced their 2015/2016 Season; an impressive hand-selected assortment of five critically-acclaimed productions curated by the theatre's new Executive Artistic Director: Matt M. Morrow.  This year's collection of productions feature pieces by ground-breaking award-winning playwrights, five premieres (one world-wide, three West Coast, and one San Diego), several exciting renowned guest artist collaborations, and the impressive return of fan-favorite San Diego artists.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tony Hosts Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth (in Spirit) Share a Special MessageSTAGE TUBE: Tony Hosts Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth (in Spirit) Share a Special Message
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2015

Just after the official announcement that he and fellow Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth would be hosting the 2015 TONY AWARDS, Alan Cumming posted a special video message on Twitter. Check it out below! (more...)

CONFIRMED: Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth Will Host the 2015 Tony Awards!CONFIRMED: Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth Will Host the 2015 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Later this morning, Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker will announce the 2015 Tony Award Nominations LIVE from the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe in New York City, but another question still remains...who will host the ceremony in June? According to today's New York Post, the Tonys have tapped stage and screen stars Kristin Chenoweth (currently starring On the Twentieth Century) and Alan Cumming for the job. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala in JuneJonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor three of the organization's "Unsung Heroes" - Ted Chapin, Jeffrey Gural and Robert Zukerman at TDF's Gala on Monday, June 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  TDF is honoring these "heroes," as they have assisted the organization in fulfilling its mission of supporting works of artistic merit and helping to make theatre accessible to all. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 26, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. As a part of the special event, Groff and Ridge spoke in depth about his his time in Spring Awakening. Read on below to find out what he had to say about the show that changed it all for him! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU CastBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 30 (1PM), please join us for a career Conversations with It Shoulda Been You cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard and Chip Zien and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!'. The event will take place at The New School - Theresa Lang Center (55 West 13th Street --2nd Floor). (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on HAMILTON- 'It's the Most Fun 8 Minutes I've Ever Had'BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on HAMILTON- 'It's the Most Fun 8 Minutes I've Ever Had'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 23, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. As a part of the special event, Groff and Ridge spoke in depth about his current role is the hit Broadway-Bound musical- Hamilton. Read on below to find out what he had to say about playing King George III! Check out the full interview here! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan GroffBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan Groff
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 19, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at Hamilton, how he feels about the end of Looking, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young LoveBWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young Love
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2015

"April showers may come your way, they bring flowers that bloom in May!" So go the words of the old Tin Pan Alley song. When the days begin to get longer, and the daffodils work to pop up through the dirt, we know that spring is just around the corner. April is that gateway to birds singing, grass growing, and romance blooming. This month we look at spring and the season's sweet rains that give life to young love. (more...)

Breaking News: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Musical Debut in Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer!Breaking News: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Musical Debut in Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Chuck Cooper and Taran Killam will join the previously announced Ellen Greene in the Encores! Off-Center concert production ofHoward Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running July 1-2, 2015. NOTE: A third performance has been added at 2pm on Thursday, July 2 in order to meet ticket demand. The production will be directed by Dick Scanlan, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center, and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. The show will mark the musical theater debuts of both Gyllenhaal and Killam. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Popular! Christine Ebersole & More Visit Kristin Chenoweth Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYPopular! Christine Ebersole & More Visit Kristin Chenoweth Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2015

Two Tony-winning diva supremes meet backstage at ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MALCOLM GETS AT THE BARBARA COOK SPOTLIGHT SERIES at The Kennedy Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Reviews: MALCOLM GETS AT THE BARBARA COOK SPOTLIGHT SERIES at The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 1, 2015

Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center has served as an incredible showcase for some of Broadway's greatest talent to take a smaller stage. The first one I attended was 5 years ago when Laura Benanti took the stage. Since then, dozens of other brilliant performers have taken to the Terrace stage to share a different, more casual side. (more...)

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