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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/8-8/9/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/8-8/9/2015
by - Aug 9, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 9, 2015 - Sunday, August 9, 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 9, 2015BWW's On This Day - August 9, 2015
by - Aug 9, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of On the Town on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 8/08 Part 2- PHANTOM Tour Celebrates 700 Performances, ON THE TOWN Says Goodbye to Cast Members, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 8/08 Part 2- PHANTOM Tour Celebrates 700 Performances, ON THE TOWN Says Goodbye to Cast Members, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 8 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for August 7, 2015!Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for August 7, 2015!
by BWW Discount Alert - Aug 7, 2015

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, August 7, 2015? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

Donna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & MoreDonna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2015

A living legend is coming to 54 Below! (more...)

Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This MonthStephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents Hair, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' Hair is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride that Variety calls 'a rock musical that communicates viscerally with its audience. The score's vigorousness and variety are remarkable.' (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 7, 2015

Still reeling from Something Rotten's Bryant Park performance? Still trying to win the 'Ham4Ham' lottery? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? 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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/2015 - CHESS Reimagined, RENT in Scotland, Broadway Quiz and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/2015 - CHESS Reimagined, RENT in Scotland, Broadway Quiz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 7, 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: CHESS gets a brand-new staging in White Plains, RENT goes to Scotland, Broadway nerds battle it out with theatre trivia and more! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/7/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/7/2015
by BWW - Aug 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/7/2015. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosaTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosa
by BWW Staff - Aug 7, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Stephen DeRosa, who plays a slew of characters in On the Town, currently playing at the Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Stiles & Drewe's THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at The PalacePhoto Flash: New Shots from Stiles & Drewe's THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at The Palace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Stars from the worlds of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV are joining forces for a brand new family musical that's trotting into the West End this summer. Simon Webbe (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), Alison Jiear (Olivier Nominated - Jerry Springer The Opera, On the Town, Britain's Got Talent), Leanne Jones (Hairspray), Taofique Folarin (The Lion King, Avenue Q) and Daniel Buckley (Book of Mormon) star in THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, the latest musical from the dynamic and multi-award winning musical theatre song-writing duo that is George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Scroll down for new shots of the cast onstage! (more...)

Breaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on BroadwayBreaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

This just in... The Tony Award nominated revival of On the Town will conclude its run on Broadway on Sunday, September 6 following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/2015 - HAMILTON Opens on Broadway!WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/2015 - HAMILTON Opens on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 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: HAMILTON opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Helluva Guy- ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck Honored with Sardi's CaricaturePhoto Coverage: A Helluva Guy- ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck Honored with Sardi's Caricature
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Just yesterday, Tony Yazbeck was honored at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant with his very own portrait.Yazbeck earned 2015 Tony Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations as well as the 2015 Astaire Award, for his portrayal of 'Gabey' in the hit Broadway revival of On the Town. His other Broadway credits include Chicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Phil Davis), Gypsywith Patti LuPone (Tulsa, Outer Critics Circle nom.), A Chorus Line (Al), Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance, and Gypsy with Tyne Daly. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/5/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Finds Dorothy, Cumberbatch in HAMLET, McDonald & Swenson in Williamstown & More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/5/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Finds Dorothy, Cumberbatch in HAMLET, McDonald & Swenson in Williamstown & More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 5, 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: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! has found its Dorothy, Benedict Cumberbatch becomes HAMLET at the Barbican, McDonald & Swenson take the stage in Williamstown and more! (more...)

Premier Cabaret at MusicalFare Announces Upcoming ActsPremier Cabaret at MusicalFare Announces Upcoming Acts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

First up is the RETURN of A SCORE TO SETTLE starring Rita Costanzi. Hilarious and virtuosic, A SCORE TO SETTLE is a unique tour-de-force. World class harpist and actress, Rita Costanzi, tells the riotously entertaining story of her life with the harp through music and witty dialogue. Written by Kico Gonzalez-Risso and directed by Arthur Masella. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, Starting Tonight at The Palace TheatrePhoto Coverage: First Look at THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, Starting Tonight at The Palace Theatre
by Roy Tan - Aug 5, 2015

Simon Webbe (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), Alison Jiear (Olivier Nominated - Jerry Springer, On the Town, Britain's Got Talent), Leanne Jones (Hairspray), Taofique Folarin (The Lion King, Avenue Q) and Daniel Buckley (Book of Mormon) star in the latest musical from the dynamic and multi-award winning musical theatre song-writing duo that is George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Scroll down for a first look at THE THREE LITTLE PIGS onstage! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Previews SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Donna McKechnie Previews SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 Below with a return engagement of Same Place: Another Time: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair; On the Town; Company; Promises, Promises; and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these two very special performances, Donna will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim. The evening will also include a special tribute to Kander & Ebb, celebrating their last musical The Visit. (more...)

Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

George Street Playhouse announced today that award-winning vocalist MAUREEN McGOVERN will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm.  Joined on stage by her music director JEFF HARRIS, Ms. McGovern will offer selections from her newest show and upcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing! (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWNNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of On the Town on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2015

Below, watch as Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck and Megan Fairchild dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet from Act 2! (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 3-9, 2015Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 3-9, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 3, 2015

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Navy Vets Celebrate 70th Anniversary of WWII's End at ON THE TOWN!Photo Coverage: Navy Vets Celebrate 70th Anniversary of WWII's End at ON THE TOWN!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 17, 2015

Over the weekend, WWII Navy veterans Ray and Ellie Williams led the Times Square Alliance's "Kiss-In"  to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. At the special event, hundreds of people re-enacted the legendary lip-lock  between a U.S. sailor and nurse, captured forever on the cover of LIFE Magazine. The famous victory kiss occured on August 14, 1945 on Military Island, at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets. Afterwards the couple stopped by the Lyric Theatre to continue in the theme of the day by catching a performance of On the Town. Check out photos of Ray and Ellie with the cast below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2015BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2015
by - Aug 16, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 8/15 Part 2- CINDERELLA Tour, Plus Regional Productions of TITANIC, URINETOWN, and MorePhoto Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 8/15 Part 2- CINDERELLA Tour, Plus Regional Productions of TITANIC, URINETOWN, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 15 #SIP round-up! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 8/15- PHANTOM, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, FUN HOME, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 8/15- PHANTOM, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 14, 2015Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 14, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 14, 2015

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Weekly Buying Guide, powered by SeatGeek- a ticket search engine for live entertainment that lets you easily compare hundreds of ticketing sites, including box offices, all in one place. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, daily availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/14/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/14/2015
by BWW - Aug 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/14/2015. (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for August 14, 2015!Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for August 14, 2015!
by BWW Discount Alert - Aug 14, 2015

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, August 14, 2015? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Two-Time Tony Winner Christian Borle Honored with Sardi's Portrait!Photo Coverage: Two-Time Tony Winner Christian Borle Honored with Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - Aug 13, 2015

Newly minted two-time Tony Award winner and Broadway favorite funny man Christian Borle has joined the ranks of Broadway royalty as he was honored with one of Sardi's legendary portraits. His castmates from the smash hit original musical Something Rotten! were on hand to toast his success and BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Songs from FIDDLER, CABARET, PHANTOM and More Set for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in JapanSongs from FIDDLER, CABARET, PHANTOM and More Set for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

New Pop/Rock Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS to Premiere at Hudson BackstageNew Pop/Rock Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS to Premiere at Hudson Backstage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Heart and Flame Productions is thrilled to present a World Premiere Pop/Rock Musical, WE ARE THE TIGERS, book, music and lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen, musical direction by Patrick Sulken, choreography by Jacob Brent and directed by Michael Bello. WE ARE THE TIGERS is produced by Matthew P. Hui, Geri Silver and Evan Bernardin. WE ARE THE TIGERS recently completed an artistic residency at New York City's Musical Theatre Factory, where it presented two sold-out workshop performances earlier this month. WE ARE THE TIGERS will preview on Friday, October 2 at 8pm; Saturday, October 3 at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, October 4 at 7pm; Friday, October 9 at 8pm & Saturday, October 10 at 2pm and will open on Saturday, October 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 8 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Carly Anderson & Samuel Edwards to Lead UK Premiere of XANADU at Southwark PlayhouseCarly Anderson & Samuel Edwards to Lead UK Premiere of XANADU at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Casting is announced today for the UK Premiere of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy Xanadu. (more...)

Jonathan Reid Gealt to Celebrate Release of WHATEVER I WANT IT TO BE at Birdland This FallJonathan Reid Gealt to Celebrate Release of WHATEVER I WANT IT TO BE at Birdland This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt will celebrate the release of his new cd, 'Whatever I Want It To Be,' at Birdland with a bevy of Broadway stars on Sunday, November 29 at 6pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/11/2015 - Annie Baker's JOHN Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/11/2015 - Annie Baker's JOHN Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 11, 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: Annie Baker's JOHN opens off-Broadway, On the Town welcomes a new dancer and more! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015
by - Aug 11, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On the Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elizabeth Stanley Brings I GET CARRIED AWAY to Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Elizabeth Stanley Brings I GET CARRIED AWAY to Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 11, 2015

Due to popular demand, 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, had to add a second performance  for Elizabeth Stanley's "I Get Carried Away" show at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

Eric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway This FallEric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

With over 50 million copies sold worldwide, John Gray's 1992 NY Times Best-Seller, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is one of the most read self-help books in the world, helping men and women enrich their personal relationships. Celebrated playwright Eric Coble (Broadway's The Velocity of Autumn) has adapted Gray's principles into a hysterical and inspiring night of theatre called … Men are from Mars -- Woman are from Venus LIVE!   (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/9/15Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/9/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  8/10; ALADDIN RecordINDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/10; ALADDIN Record
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 8/9/2015. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

Amber Iman, Kevin Worley & More Join Cast of 'FIVE POINTS' at Musical Theater FactoryAmber Iman, Kevin Worley & More Join Cast of 'FIVE POINTS' at Musical Theater Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

FIVE POINTS: an American musical, with book by Harrison David Rivers, lyrics by Douglas Lyons and music by Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, has been in residence at the Musical Theatre Factory August 4th-10th. The residency will culminate in a development sharing on August 10th with a cast that features Mike Backes ('Orange is the New Black'), Seth Eliser, RB Embleton, Alexa Green (Wicked), Katie Lee Hill (Claudio Quest), Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), Frank Manda, T. Oliver Reid (After Midnight), Noah J. Ricketts (Beautiful), Eric Stephenson, Katie Thompson (Giant), Morissa Trunzo and Kevin Worley (On the Town). FIVE POINTS is directed by Mark Schneider (Beautiful, Annie, Billy Elliot) with music direction by Madeline Smith (The Light Princess, An Octoroon). (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 10-16, 2015Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 10-16, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2015

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Have Faith! Mary Testa & Michael Starobin Set For 54 Below Shows, 11/2 & 11/9Have Faith! Mary Testa & Michael Starobin Set For 54 Below Shows, 11/2 & 11/9
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 10, 2015

Have faith in Mary Testa and Michael Starobin! (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & MoreAbrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

BW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses YouBW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses You
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 10, 2015

'You really don't choose this business; it chooses you,' Jessica Lee Goldyn says of her becoming a professional dancer and actress while still in her teens. That bright career which has taken her to Broadway and around the country performing in musical theatre now brings her to Brunswick, Maine, to reprise the role of Elizabeth in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which opened at Maine State Music Theatre August 6th. The role of Frederick Frankenstein's glamorous and fickle wife has been tailored to her extraordinary dancing abilities by director Marc Robin, and, as she tells Broadway World a few days before opening, she is enjoying the experience enormously! (more...)

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