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George Gershwin Theatre (New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.

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Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein

ALMOST, MAINE Set to Open at Hackmatack Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

?Nine vignettes, nine couples and 18 very different characters, with just four actors to fill the roles. This is both the challenge and the beauty of the upcoming Hackmatack Playhouse version of Almost, Maine, a romantic comedy opening Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Berwick, Maine. (more...)

Chris Durang & Dawne to Reunite for One Night Only at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

For one night only, award winning playwright Christopher Durang will reunite with singing group Dawne at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Interview: Eloise Kropp Taps Against the Clock as Jennyanydots in Broadway's CATS
by Bob Rizzo - Aug 9, 2016

After her breakout performance as Ruby in last season's toe-tapping revival of Dames At Sea, Eloise Kropp joins a cast of exceptional dancers and singers in the new Broadway revival of CATS. CATS marks Eloise's third Broadway show in just two years, having also danced in the ensemble of the hit revival of On the Town. But it was her expert tap dancing skills in Dames that really put her on the map. In her big number 'Star Tar,' she executed lightning fast and intricate tap rhythms worthy of Eleanor Powell and Ann Miller from MGM's musical heyday. (more...)

Shuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New Group has announced additional casting for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season.  Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman, this production features Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Shuler Hensley, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones, Jr., Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett and Joel Perez, and as previously announced, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 2 - December 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20. (more...)

NYC Rising Star Competition Returns for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

After a tremendously successful first season, Rise Bar's talent contest returns! The new summer installment will be on TUESDAY nights! (more...)

Allison Guinn, Emma Stratton, Brad Foster Reinking and More Join BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has added Allison Guinn (On the Town), Emma Stratton (Bullets Over Broadway), Jeff Nominee Nathan Gardner (Death for Five Voices), Brad Foster Reinking (Shrek), and Christopher Lee Viljoen (54 Sings Chess) to their cast of BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES on August 22nd, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates The Colonial Theatre: Watch The Full Concert!
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Enjoy Feinstein's/54 Below's full concert of songs and remembrances about Boston's historic theatre. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Replaces Joshua Henry with the New York Pops at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

On September 19, 2016, The New York Pops will return to Feinstein's/54 Below in Manhattan, NY, for a cabaret performance starring Tony nominees Montego Glover and Tony Yazbeck. Yazbeck replaces the previously announced Joshua Henry. (more...)

9-Time Grammy Winner Norah Jones Announced as Headliner of Oaktopia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Oaktopia Music & Art Festival (Oaktopia), North Texas' premiere independent music and entertainment event, today announced that Norah Jones is joining the Oaktopia lineup for her first performance in Denton, Texa (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ciara Renee, Drew Gehling, Alison Luff, Jon Rua and More Belt Beatles Classics at BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by Nora Dominick - Aug 25, 2016

Last week, some of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in Broadway Sings The Beatles, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. BroadwayWorld has your inside look below! (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Star Lea DeLaria to Perform Jazz Inspired David Bowie Cabaret Show
by Nora Dominick - Aug 25, 2016

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Grand Performances, the "Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series" in Los Angeles, will hold a benefit concert by "Orange Is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria and the Los Angeles premiere of Lea DeLaria: House of David, her jazz-influenced tribute to David Bowie. Tickets are $30 and will help support the annual summer slate of free concerts offered by Grand Performances at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for the Saturday, September 17 event are on sale now. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Present Free Puppet-Building Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again offer fall community puppet-building workshops with acclaimed Boston puppeteer Sara Peattie, to design and build life-size and over-life-size puppets of Shakespeare characters for the Celebrate Mansfield Parade in downtown Storrs, Connecticut. These free workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Ballard Institute workshop space in Storrs Center. Workshop participants will be invited to parade with their puppets as part of the Celebrate Mansfield Parade onSunday, September 18 at noon (Line-up begins at 11:00 AM at Farrell Field near the Post Office), and then help perform iconic Shakespeare monologues, dialogues, and fight scenes On the Town Square. The Parade is a part of the 13th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Splashy Artwork Revealed for Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The New Group recently announced a two-week extension for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season, and revealed new artwork for the show along with the great news - check it out below! (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Set to Present AARON AND LENNY ON THE TOWN: MUSIC AND LETTERS OF BERNSTEIN AND COPLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Tony Yazbeck, Will Blum & More Will Join Chris Dwan in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Dwan in 'Waste of Space' on Tuesday, September 6th 2016. With standout performances both on and off Broadway, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland, The Old Boy, Harmony) makes his Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City solo concert debut. Conceived by Chris Dwan and Will Blum, the concert event is a cerebral exploration of self discovery and the power of the imagination through the eyes of a boy on a journey beyond the cosmos. Will Van Dyke (Kinky Boots, RENT) music directs with special guests Hannah Corneau (Evita, Daddy Long Legs, Harmony) and Angela Travino (From Here to Eternity, South Pacific). The evening will include a wide range of musical genres including original material by Chris Dwan and Ross Baum and music from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony as well as the Off-Broadway musical Peter & I, with a highly anticipated performance by RANGE a cappella (Hamilton [in 7 minutes], Nickelodeon, Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece tour). Additional special guests include Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, Finding Neverland, Gypsy) Will Blum (School of Rock, The Book of Mormon) Will Taylor (BENT, A Chorus Line) and Max Chernin (Bright Star, Brooklynite). (more...)

Alysha Umphress to Bring HOMECOMING QUEEN to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

After playing sold-out engagements in New York City and Europe, Bay Area native Alysha Umphress brings her solo show, Homecoming Queen, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, November 11 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 12 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a two-week extension for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Actor and musician Ryan Molloy won praise for his roles in Jerry Springer: The Opera, Taboo, Godspell and On the Town, but he's best known for playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys for a record-breaking six years in the West End and on Broadway. He's now working in the rather more intimate Cockpit Theatre, where he stars in the world premiere of Sam Cassidy's rock musical 27, helmed by Arlene Phillips, which begins previews on 8 September. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for Scott Siegel's BROADWAY ORIGINALS Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

An amazing array of theater stars have been assembled by producer/writer/host Scott Siegel with the express purpose of singing the songs that they performed in their original Broadway productions. Decade upon decade of Broadway history -- almost 60 years! -- will be on glorious display on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage on August 26 at 9:30 pm, when a galaxy of stars from the 20th and 21st centuries return to sing the songs that made (and make) the Great White Way great. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Emily Padgett, Carrie St. Louis, and Alysha Umphress Complete BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The full lineup is set for the twelfth installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings The Beatles. Cast members from Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress, The Color Purple, and Wicked will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary band's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Tony Winner Dominick LaRuffa Jr. to Appear in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MIDLIFE CRISIS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Dominick LaRuffa Jr. is set to take on the role of "Nathaniel Hollingsworth" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis," now approaching its one year anniversary, opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. LaRuffa will be schedule to appear in both the September 15th and September 22nd performances. (more...)

BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 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, including Michael Feinstein with Marilyn Maye, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES with Christopher Durang and more. Details below! (more...)

Theatre Planners Presents World Premiere Comedy DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauerdirects the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at theOdyssey Theatre beginning August 20. (more...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents 2016–17 Opening Weekend Concerts With Sarah Chang
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra welcomes virtuoso violinist Sarah Chang for the Orchestra's 2016-17 season opening weekend, September 23-25 in Newark and New Brunswick. Chang performs a pair of showpieces by Piazzolla and Ravel on a program that also includes Bernstein's On the Town: Three Dance Episodes and Copland's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes. Teddy Abrams, who has garnered critical attention as a conductor, composer and instrumentalist, makes his NJSO debut at the podium. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Provide Live Music For WEST SIDE STORY and MANHATTAN Film Screenings
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

Both presentations are part of the Philharmonic's 'The Art of The Score: Film Week at The Philharmonic.' (more...)

BWW TV: Fly High with Highlights of the Many Peters of Transport Group's PETER PAN Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights from the show below! (more...)

KIT KAT CLUB to Present Musical Journey Through the '30s at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Leading in to Season 34, the Roxy Regional Theatre is presenting a musical journey through the decade, cabaret style, with the new musical revue KIT KAT CLUB, August 26 - September 10. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fly to Neverland with Transport Group's PETER PAN Benefit Concert!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 16, 2016

Just last night, Transport Group presented a benefit concert of the classic 1954 Comden & Green/Charlap & Leigh musical, Peter Pan. The evening, which was hosted by drag legend, Tony-nominated playwright, and Golden Age aficionado Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of The Allergist's Wife), featured a cast that includes three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Betsy Morgan(First Daughter Suite), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist), OBIE Winner David Greenspan (The Patsy, The Royal Family), Ivory McKay, Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia), Richard Costa (Once Upon a Mattress), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) and Tony nominee Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu).  (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Cast Complete for BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Lights! Camera! Sing! Broadway's best and brightest stars are coming together to sing the songs from the Silver Screen that made them want to get into show business! From Snow White to Frozen, 007 to 8 Mile, Singin' in the Rain to South Park, sit back and let some of today's greatest talents take you from the sound stage to our stage! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

Kit Kat Club Presents a Musical Journey Through the '30s at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Leading in to Season 34, the Roxy Regional Theatre is presenting a musical journey through the decade, cabaret style, with the new musical revue KIT KAT CLUB, August 26 - September 10. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Heads to the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Broadway Records enters the studio today to record the original New York cast recording of Cagney, which will be released digitally and at the theatre on Friday, September 30, 2016, and in stores on October 14th. (more...)

Volunteers at Hackmatack Playhouse Run the Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

On a recent day, Julie McTague of Epping was showing ticket-holders to their seats at Hackmatack Playhouse. McTague is taking the summer off from acting but still wants to hang out at this theater on a farm in Berwick. (more...)

BWW Review: Hershey Felder Magnificently Channels Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO
by Shari Barrett - Aug 14, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the critically-acclaimed Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO from August 10 - 28. Felder channels the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, drawing audiences deeply into the maestro's fascinating life filled with tragedy, triumph, and extraordinary music. The Wallis' production marks the final West Coast engagement prior to a highly-anticipated transfer to New York City's 59E59 Theaters from August 31 - October 16, 2016. A Special One-Night-Only Audience Sing-Along will take place on August 22. (more...)

Director Departs BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, Starring Annie Golden; First Preview Canceled at Barrington
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC) announced today that due to creative differences, Leah C. Gardiner has parted ways with Broadway Bounty Hunter. (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Nic Rouleau, Christy Altomare and More Set for #tbtLIVE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

On Thursday, August 25th a cast of Broadway favorites will once again bring the popular instagram/twitter trend of #tbt to the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below with #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert. This will be the 5th edition of the popular series. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Enters Final Weeks on Broadway Before Flying Away on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

As previously announced, Broadway's Finding Neverland, the magical story of how Peter became Pan, will soon be leaving the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), sailing off August 21, 2016 for a First National U.S. Tour and forthcoming 2017 West End production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Loehr, Kristie Kerwin, HollyAnn Butler and More in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, now playing through August 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stage Tube: Q&A with Broadway's Max Clayton, Anna Eilinsfeld and Douglas Baldeo at Actor's Connection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Max Clayton (Something Rotten, Gigi, On the Town), Anna Eilinsfeld (Kinky Boots, American Psycho, Wicked) and Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots and Motown Tour, Ragtime at Ellis Island) swing by the final performing arts camp for the summer to dish on backstage Broadway life. Check out the video below! (more...)

TARTUFFE, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, ON THE TOWN and More Set for Stolen Shakespeare Guild's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

SSG is happy to announce our 10th Anniversary Season. We can't wait to share all of the excitement we have planned for the coming year! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and Ira Gershwin in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

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