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George Gershwin Theatre (New York, NY)
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Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein

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ABT's Misty Copeland to Appear on CUNY TV's BLACK AMERICA This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The newest edition of the weekly BLACK AMERICA television series with Emmy-winning host Carol Jenkins features an on- location interview with Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first female African-American Principal Dancer, who movingly shares her ambition and discipline to succeed as a role model for 'little brown girls,' particularly in classical dance roles that were considered off-limits to women African Americans. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2015 Awards in a luncheon ceremony, set for the coming fall. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Welcomes New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

- Eric Byrd is joining the staff of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 9-15, Featuring Joe Iconis, Beth Malone, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 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: Benjamin Eakeley: Broadway Swinger; Joe Iconis and Family with Betty Buckley; Cutting Edge Composers: 7th Edition; Lance Horne and Drew Brody with Beth Malone; and Amy Jo Jackson: I Want to Be Your Man. (more...)

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...)

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...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - Broadway Remembers
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - May 31, 2016

Some of the most iconic musicals are inspired by American Heroes. (more...)

Vorschau: Landestheater Linz präsentiert 2016/17 die deutschsprachige Erstaufführung von GHOST und 4 weitere Musicals
by Iris Moebius - May 31, 2016

Die Spielzeit 2016/2107 am Landestheater Linz wird wieder funf Musicalpremieren beinhalten, darunter mit IN 80 TAGEN UM DIE WELT EINE Urauffuhrung, mit PRELUDES eine europaische Erstauffuhrung direkt nach der kritisch-gefeierten New Yorker Off-Broadway Premiere, und eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung mit GHOST - NACHRICHT VON SAM. Ebenfalls auf dem Programm stehen der modere Musical-Hit THE FULL MONTY und der Bernstein-Klassiker On the Town. Der Vorverkauf ist bereits eroffnet. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Open Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated Author
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2016

A chance meeting at an opening night party changed the career of a young actor. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 30, 2016
by - May 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 30-June 5, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Barrett Foa, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 29, 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: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs; The Songs of Carner & Gregor; Barrett Foa: Grin and Barrett; and 54 Sings How to Succeed. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/28/2016
by - May 28, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/28/2016. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Corey Cott & Christine Dwyer Join BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The complete lineup for the Best of Broadway Sings, the next concert in the Broadway Sings concert series at the Highline Ballroom, will feature Corey Cott (Newsies), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland). (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Peter Scolari Talks CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY & More on NEW YORK LIVE
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Star of Broadway's WICKED and HBO's GIRLS, Peter Scolari, will soon take part in the June performances of Celebrity Biography. In anticipation, the actor stopped by NEW YORK LIVE! - check out his appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Explains How Garth Brooks Ruined His Production of ON THE TOWN
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

FULLY COMMITTED star Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about playing 40 different characters in the new Broadway play. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters has announced the lineup of shows for the 2016 Summer Season. Ticket prices range from $12 - $70 ($10 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets for the summer season go on sale to 59E59 Members on June 2 at Noon, and to the general public on June 6 at Noon. Shows in the previously announced 5A Season are on sale now. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or by visiting www.59e59.org. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

Jo Sullivan Loesser to Host 54 SINGS HOW TO SUCCEED at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tony nominee Jo Sullivan Loesser, widow of composer Frank Loesser, has signed on to host Feinstein's/54 Below all star concert of 54 Sings How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on June 5th, 2016. Ms. Loesser received a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. In recent years, Loesser has received great acclaim as a cabaret and recoding artist. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Scenic Designer Beowulf Boritt Picks Up His Third Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2016

He filled Studio 54 with water (yes, really!) and now is his being recognized for his ingenuity! Beowulf Borit picked up his third Tony nomination for his brilliant design of Therese Raquin and now he is telling us what the honor means to him! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Gets Honored with a Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

Just yesterday, five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson, currently starring on Broadway in FULLY COMMITTED, unveiled his portrait at Sardi's, which will join the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. Broadway World brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, proudly welcomes Bahiyah Hibah to the company.  Starting May 24, Hibah assumes the role of 'Jennifer.' Hibah's Broadway credits include The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Pal Joey, Evita, Chicago (Velma), After Midnight, and On The Twentieth Century. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Klea Blackhurst & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' 2017 Season at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2017, the 47th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. L&L brings together top music directors, lyricists, artists and music historians to present original revues featuring award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall, Robin De Jesus & More Pay Tribute to Prince at 42West
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On May 16, Jacob Langfelder's Broadway The Hardway and Michael J. Moritz Jr. presented a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Tribute to Purple Rain at 42West. Check out photos below! (more...)

Michael Urie to Reprise Role in BUYER & CELLAR at Westport Country Playhouse; Will be Filmed for THIRTEEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The original Off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' will take the stage of Westport Country Playhouse, June 14 - July 3.  (more...)

BWW Review: DRUNKEN CITY at The Cell
by Devon Hoffman - May 18, 2016

The Cell, where Duke City Repertory is performing this show, is just two blocks from the Central nightclub strip full of young people.  Can that crowd please attend the theater too?  Tickets are less expensive than a couple drinks, and there's catharsis instead of a hangover. Besides, here is a play that shines a light on your exact ritual, O young people:  The 'night out On the Town.' (more...)

Breaking News: Sutton Foster Will Lead The New Group's Revival of SWEET CHARITY This Fall; 2016-17 Season Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sutton Foster, currently starring in TV Land's hit series YOUNGER, will soon return to the stage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sutton Foster Perform SWEET CHARITY!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

This won't be the first time that Foster has sung the role. Check out some of her past Charity performances below! (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alison Luff & Brandon Victor Dixon Set for BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Broadway Sings concert series will continue at the Highline Ballroom its "Best Of Broadway Sings" concert, which will feature showstoppers from the series' previous 11 concerts. Some of Broadway's brightest, current talents, such as 2016 Tony Nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town), and Alison Luff (Les Miserables), will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of pop superstars such as Adele, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, P!NK, Sara Bareilles, and Whitney Houston. Over 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing unique, original orchestrations created for the acclaimed series. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Full Casts Announced for Barrington Stage Company's AMERICAN SON and KIMBERLY AKIMBO
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce full casting for both the World Premiere play, American Son, winner of the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016, and Kimberly Akimbo. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Beowulf Boritt On Creating a River Onstage in THERESE RAQUIN
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Today, Beowulf Boritt speaks exclusively to BWW about the challenges and triumphs of designing an actual river on stage in the beautiful and haunting production of Therese Raquin. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR Cast
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 16, 2016

Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.' (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, announces casting and creative teams for the 2016 summer season of musicals and plays Gypsy; Big River; Quartet; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; and the new musical, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court. (more...)

Infused Quirk Productions to Present NEXT THING YOU KNOW
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Infused Quirk Productions, Inc. will present the NJ Premiere of NEXT THING YOU KNOW, a 90-minute contemporary musical glimpse into finding out what you really want out of life and the hysterical challenges you may face on that journey. From the creators who brought you I Love You Because..., IQ is excited to bring this new musical to the nightlife of Essex County this Memorial Day weekend. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Clyde Alves & More Set for Music Theatre Wichita's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 45th Season, which includes Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and the regional premieres of "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Mamma Mia!"   (more...)

Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Plain and Fancy which opens May 25 and runs through October 15.  With over 3,600 performances before audiences totaling 355,000, it has become one of the longest running musicals of all time.  (more...)

New Line Developing Misty Copeland Biopic LIFE IN MOTION; REMEMBER THE TITANS Writer on Script
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Titled LIFE IN MOTION: AN UNLIKELY BALLERINA, the project is based on Copeland's biography of the same name. REMEMBER THE TITAN's Gregory Allen Howard will pen the film's script. (more...)

Summer Stages in Maine: A Sampling
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - May 11, 2016

With miles of pristine coastline, picturesque villages, excellent dining and shopping, Maine is a summer mecca for tourists. But beyond sightseeing and outdoor recreation, Maine's summer theatre landscape is a rich and colorful one, making it a major cultural destination as well. Here are my editorial picks among the wealth of this summer's theatrical offerings. (more...)

Tony Nominees Join 54 SINGS HOW TO SUCCEED Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), Luba Mason (How to Succeed), George Salazar (Be More Chill), and Tony Nominee Timothy Jerome (Me and My Girl) have been added to Feinstein's/54 Below all star concert of 54 Sings How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on June 5th, 2016. Ms. Mason will sing the role of Rosemary, Mr. Salazar will sing the role of Bud Frump and Mr. Jerome will sing the role of Mr. Bratt. Luba Mason will reprise her role of Hedy LaRue, which she played in the 1995 revival. (more...)

Julien's Auctions Presents Most Important Marilyn Monroe Collection from Estate of Lee Strasberg
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced on offer one of the most personal collections of Marilyn Monroe from the estate of Lee Strasberg. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors George C. Wolfe with Monte Cristo Award!
by Walter McBride - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual MonteCristo Award ceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe on Monday night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.  (more...)

Kerry Butler, Lilli Cooper & More Set for CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Kerry Butler (Disaster!), Lilli Cooper (Spongebob), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Eric Michael Gillett (Kiss Me, Kate), Jillian Gottlieb (Unlock'd), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Dogfight), Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On), Conor Ryan (John & Jen), Allie Trimm (13, Bye, Bye Birdie), and Hannah Zazzaro complete the lineup for the 7th edition of Cutting-Edge Composers at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, May 10, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival launches their dynamic 2016 season with four premieres, as well as four beloved Broadway classics.  The eight-show season opens with Oklahoma! on Wednesday, June 1. It has been 18 years since "Broadway in the Finger Lakes," visited the prairie and is excited to announce the return of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit classic. (more...)

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