Broadway AM Report, 9/30/2016 - A LIFE, Grumpy Cat in CATS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 30, 2016

This weekend's big news: A LIFE, starring David Hyde Pierce, begins Off-Broadway tonight, Leslie Odom, Jr. kicks off the LIVE! from the Rainbow Room series, Tyne Daly stars in DEAR WORLD in concert tonight in L.A., and Internet icon Grumpy Cat joins Broadway's CATS this evening! (more...)

Meet THE ADDAMS FAMILY of Athens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This weekend will be the first of Athens Theatre's run of 'The Addams Family: A New Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons they're so proud of the show: their cast! On Friday, September 30, the audience can join the company for their traditional - and  free! - Opening Night champagne toast. Sparkling cider will be available for those who are underage. (more...)

Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

BWW Takes a Look at What's On at the King's and Theatre Royal this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The King's and Theatre Royal jam-packed autumn season is already well underway with classics such as Cats and The Mousetrap earlier this with much more to come in the run up to the festive season and there's even got a glimpse as to what the new year will bring… (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Stephen Colbert Star in Modernized CATS on Broadway!
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Sutton Foster, who has a long and distinguished Broadway resumé, offered a sneak peek at her role in a big musical revival - a modernized version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/27/2016 - HAMILTON Hits the Windy City and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 27, 2016

Today's big news: HAMILTON begins tonight in the Windy City, CINDERELLA launches its national tour in Grand Rapids, Laura Benanti makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, and Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE starts at MTC! (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by Leigh Scheps - Sep 26, 2016

Sutton Foster has an exciting week ahead. On Tuesday, she starts rehearsals for the off-Broadway production of Sweet Charity and will appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday, season 3 of Younger premieres on TVLand. But even with her busy schedule, the two-time Tony Award winner still made time for a visit to the Jersey Shore, where she performed for 90 minutes at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks New Season of YOUNGER; Joining GILMORE GIRLS & SWEET CHARITY Revival
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the third season of her hit series YOUNGER, premiering Wednesday night on TV Land, as well as her appearance in Netflix's upcoming GILMORE GIRLS revival. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

STEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at London's Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her Secret to Broadway Stardom in New McDonald's Ad
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Broadway's Sutton Foster is featured in an all-new ad for McDonald's 'All Day Breakfast Choices.' In the spot, the Tony Award winner reveals her secret to Broadway stardom (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE to Tour the UK; June 2017 - Joanne Clifton Stars as 'Millie'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 arriving at The Bristol Hippodrome Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th June 2017. (more...)

Nightcap Cabaret Presents WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU KAT LEMON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Nightcap Cabaret joins forces with Players Club of Swarthmore for a one night only event Friday night October 14th at 8pm! (more...)

They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Cortale, with Seth Rudetsky, Presents Judy Kuhn in 'Broadway In New Orleans' Concert at NOCCA
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 6, 2016

Lucky for all of us here in New Orleans, Mark Cortale is again bringing his Broadway in New Orleans series to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) beginning tonight at 7:30pm.  The first concert of the 2016-2017 series features an actor/singer who you may know from any number of Broadway shows such as LES MISERABLES, SHE LOVES ME, and most recently FUN HOME.  Or, if you grew up in the 90s like me, you may know her as the barefoot running, Native American, Disney princess Pocahontas.  Is "Colors of the Wind" anyone else's go-to road trip jam? (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Last Days of Books' Episode of TV Land's YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Below, check out a sneak peek of the third episode of Season 3 of YOUNGER titled 'Last Days of Books' Watch Younger now on demand and on the TV Land app. The show airs Wednesdays at 10/9C on TV Land. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Horton Foote's THE ROADS TO HOME
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 6, 2016

Horton Foote's The Roads To Home opened last night at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Broadwayworld was there for the festivities.  The Roads To Home is a Primary Stages production in association with Catherine Adler and Jamie deRoy. It's run has been extended throughSunday, November 27, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT a Glittering Spectacle
by Don Grigware - Oct 4, 2016

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat/lyrics by Tim Rice/ music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber/directed by Marc Kudisch/choreographed/associate directed by Shannon Lewis/3-D Theatricals at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach through October 9/at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos October 14 - 23 Considered Andrew Lloyd Webber's first official musical in the late 60s, in spite of the fact that it really took off after Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has within itself a miraculous power to entertain and inspire...especially the young among us w (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits THE RINK Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink, starring Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, with direction and choreography by PMT Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Ryan Brewster. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

Horton Foote's THE ROADS TO HOME Extends at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler and Jamie deRoy, has announced an extension for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

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Faith Prince and Marc Kudisch to Star as Writer and Editor in LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Faith Prince will star as sharpwitted aspiring reporter Ruth Sherwood opposite three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as sympathetic editor Robert Baker in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced, led by Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Kate Wetherhead to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineup Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's line-up for the SONGWRITERS CABARET and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted by Drama Desk Nominee Kate Wetherhead, which are part of the 28th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Marc Kudisch Talks About His Direction of the Just Closed Triumphant Joseph at 3-D Theatricals
by Don Grigware - Oct 24, 2016

Actor Marc Kudisch has been nominated for many Tony Awards, including Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Thoroughly Modern Millie and 9 to 5: The Musical. A first time director he has just completed an enormously successful engagement of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for 3-D Theatricals. In our brief  chat he ruminates about this success and relates the experience to other productions of Joseph in which he has performed. Marc, I understand that this is not your first association with Joseph. Tell us about your Broadway debut in the revival of the show in 1993/94. (more...)

The Bravest Individuals: A Brief History of the Fabulous Females Who Have Taken on SWEET CHARITY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 22, 2016

Timed to the 50th Anniversary of the classic musical, musical theatre fans are gearing up for an off-Broadway production of Dorothy Fields and Cy Coleman's, 'Sweet Charity'. (more...)

Hannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley and More Set for NAMT's THE 46TH MINUTE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will kick off the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE to Tap Into Boulder's Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Filled with tap dancing flappers, a soaring score and hilarious characters that will have audiences roaring with laughter - go back to the height of the Jazz Age this holiday season when Thoroughly Modern Mille plays BDT Stage November 19, 2016 through February 25, 2017. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of A DOG STORY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

A Dog Story, a new musical with music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan (Mary - A Musical) and book by Eric H. Weinberger (Wanda's World???????), will play off-Broadway at The Loft at The Davenport Theater (354 W. 45th Street) beginning November 3rd with the official opening scheduled for November 17th. The show is produced by Seaglass Theatrical and co-produced by Waterfront Theatrics and Martha Robinson. Get a sneak peek at the leading couple below! (more...)

Richard Kind, Alex Brightman and More Slated for ASSISTED LOVING Reading at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

ASSISTED LOVING: A SPECIAL READING BASED ON THE MEMOIR BY BOB MORRIS is among the theater events coming up this November and December at 92Y.  Featuring Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, Alix Korey and Quinn Mattfield, the reading will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and will be held on Monday, November 7 at 8 pm (free - registration required). (more...)

BWW Review: Anneliese van der Pol Shows Off a Touch of Star Quality at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Oct 18, 2016

Invoking Barbra, Judy and a host of other mononymous musical divas, Anneliese van der Pol came to play during her solo show at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 29. Winningly self-deprecating, van der Pol (VANITIES) kept the show moving and refreshingly loose, joking after the first number, 'So I'm Laura Benanti...' (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Makes Us Hope That 2022 Is As Much Fun As 1922
by Barry Lenny - Oct 17, 2016

Adelaide's Gilbert and Sullivan Society expanded their repertoire some time ago, and they haven't looked back. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport Boards Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is very pleased to announce that Ken Davenport will join the company as Executive Producer for North America, effective immediately. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Second-Generation Broadway Alum Richard Roland
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 16, 2016

Great Grandpa Roland was a bandleader. Grandpa Roland was a trumpet player. Dad, Steve Roland, was in SOUTH PACIFIC. Mom, Liz Roland, was in MR. PRESIDENT. Their son, Richard Roland, was in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, TITANIC, FOLLIES, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and countless others. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/15-10/16/2016
by - Oct 16, 2016

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Sunday, October 16, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's WICKED to Welcome New 'Madame Morrible' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 1, Tony Award nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph will assume the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of WICKED. (more...)

Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

On Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm, the American Showstopper series will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser whose astounding career as composer, lyricist, and librettist earned him the reputation as one of Broadway's most versatile writers. (more...)

Congrats! Cheyenne Jackson & Husband Jason Landau Welcome Twins!
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson turned to Instagram today to share the joyous news that he and husband Jason Landau are now parents to twins Willow and Ethan. The couple were married on  September 13, 2014. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

Alice Ripley and Marc Kudisch to Star in REDRUM Parody on Halloween at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, American Psycho) and three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand To God, Finding Neverland) as 'Wendy' and 'Jack' in 'REDRUM: The Shining Parody Unauthorized' on Halloween Night, Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 7pm. (more...)

The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre Announces 2017 Season Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Following the recent unveiling of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season, the theatre's producers have announced the 2017 Season line-up for the company's popular children's theatre. A part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre since 1996, the Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway is a unique entertainment destination for weekend family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips. Since the Children's Theatre first opened, it has welcomes some of the most popular children's characters to the stage, where audiences of all ages have been able to see their stories come to life right before their eyes. From original adaptations of classic fairytales to those based on Disney animated films to musicals straight from the pages of the most popular children's books of the day, Way Off Broadway has prided itself on bringing entertainment for all ages to the region.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Broadway Training Center of Westchester's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Broadway Training Center of Westchester, one of the region's premier performing arts schools, will present the musical 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' November 18-20 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater in Irvington, N.Y. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Finborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed opening of the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, two further matinee performances have been added to the sell-out run - on 12 and 19 November at 3pm. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). (more...)

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