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Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THOROUGLY MODERN MILLIE Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 29, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for Thoroughly Modern Millie at the John W. Engeman Theater began performances on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and will run through July 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night - check out the coverage below! (more...)

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Matthew Morrison & More Join Provincetown's Broadway Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown on August 21 for one show only, joined by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson.  Matthew Morrison star of "Glee" and "Finding Neverland" is also slated to join pianist & host Seth Rudetsky for the Broadway @ Town Hall series on August 7th.  The Art House's hotly anticipated 2016 summer season will also include artists like Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty, Judy Kuhn, Gavin Creel and Steve Grand, among others. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for Thoroughly Modern Millie. Performances of Thoroughly Modern Millie began at the John W. Engeman Theater yesterday, May 26, and run through July 10, 2016. Check out a first look of the cast in action below! (more...)

Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards Announce 2015-2016 Nominations
by Louisa Brady - May 27, 2016

The Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards have announced this year's nominations! See the full list below. The ceremony will take place June 6 at 7pm at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts in the Winningstad Theatre. (more...)

5TH ANNUAL BLUMEY AWARDS: Recognizes Excellence in High School Theater
by Quinn Austin - May 27, 2016

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Stephen Schwartz & Jeanine Tesori to Lead Fundraiser Combating North Carolina's 'Bathroom Law'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized 'Bathroom Law.' The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance to prove that #WeAreNotThis. (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: On This Day for 5/25/16- Leslie Uggams
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Leslie Uggams! Uggams starred in Hallelujah, Baby!, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical. She appeared on Broadway in the revue Blues in the Night in 1982 and in the musical revue of the works of Jerry Herman, Jerry's Girls in 1985. Later Broadway roles include Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003 - 2004) and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at the Kennedy Center in 2004 and on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in 2005. In 2001 she appeared in the August Wilson play King Hedley II, receiving a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. (more...)

Laurel Harris, Rob Marnell and More Join Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Concert in NYC to Fight HB2 Law, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized 'Bathroom Law'. The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance, and prove that #WeAreNotThis.  (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

Daniel Plimpton Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Daniel Plimpton will be collaborating with Alicia Krakauer in NEXT Concert Series : Bridge the Gap (fun fact - they're cousins!) He is currently playing Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Engeman Theatre in Long Island, and was previously seen in the national tours of Book of Mormon and Spring Awakening.  (more...)

Triangle Rising Stars Awards Finalists Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company and ABC 11, Durham Performing Arts Center is thrilled to present the culmination of this year's Triangle Rising Stars program announced from a record number of applicants. The Triangle Rising Stars Live Showcase and Awards show will take place at DPAC on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. starring the student finalists from Triangle-area high school musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a non-profit education initiative created in 2010 to celebrate high school theater students who participate and excel with wide -ranging talents in their musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a regional qualifying program for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). (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...)

Terrace Plaza Playhouse to Present Shrek the Musical Beginning June 10th
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Family Favorite Shrek the Musical will open on June 10th at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse. This feel good show is set to be performed June 10th - July 30th Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm. This production brings to life all of your favorite characters from the Animated Movie 'Shrek.' With huge dance numbers, a cast of over 75, amazing costumes, sets, and music this show is not to be missed! Bring the whole family to the SUMMER SPECTACULAR!  (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

The Firehouse Theatre to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Next up at The Firehouse Theatre - The Fantasticks opens June 3rd and runs through June 19th. The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. With memorable songs like "Try to Remember" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain", this nostalgic show is not one to miss! (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Sets Special Ticket Offers for Open House
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) will host an Open House on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at their comfortable stadium-style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. Patrons will have the opportunity to access the auditorium to pick their own seats, experience an exclusive backstage tour, enjoy live entertainment, and take advantage of special ticket offers, all while enjoying snacks and beverages available for purchase from the theatre's concession stand. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre to Present New Chamber Version of GHOST THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of GHOST THE MUSICAL June 8 through June 25. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (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...)

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announces 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

The regional awards competition recognizes outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre outside of the Los Angeles area; nominees to perform at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, May 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of HOLLYWOOD by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Starring Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Kate Rockwell and more, HOLLYWOOD runs through June 12 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre, with an official opening on May 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig Will Receive Honorary Doctorate from SUNY Oneonta
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Hal Luftig will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, SUNY Oneonta, tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, when Luftig will also address the graduating Class of 2016 at Commencement. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The regional awards competition recognizes outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre outside of the Los Angeles area; nominees to perform at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, May 23. (more...)

2016 Ben Vereen Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for May 29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Broadway/San Diego has announced the 2016 San Diego nominees in the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Musical Production, for the Ben Vereen Awards, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union taking place on Sunday, May 29th at the historic Balboa Theatre, and is hosted by CBS News 8 anchor Marcella Lee. (more...)

The 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announces Nominees; Awards Show to Be Held at Pantages, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 5TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Heading Down Under Next Spring; Rebecca LaChance to Star?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that the multi award-winning Broadway hit musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian premiere at a newly refurbished Sydney Lyric Theatre from September 2017. (more...)

The Friday 5 (On Thursday): THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE's Samuel & Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2016

Nashville's summer theater season continues its fast clip with tonight's opening of the blockbuster musical Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. Running through June 25, the tap-happy musical features Keeton favorite Stella London in the title role of Millie Delmount, with Austin Jeffrey Smith and Tyler Samuel playing Jimmy and Miss Dorothy, respectively. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of MSMT and Fulton's Reimagined GHOST THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of GHOST THE MUSICAL, beginning tonight, June 8 through June 25.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek at highlights and behind the scenes below! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

SUMMER STAGES: What's Hot In Nashville Theater in 2016
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Although the calendar tells us we're still in the spring season, things are quickly heating up in Nashville - theatrically speaking - and theater-goers have a plethora of shows coming up from which to choose, including some summer musicals that are sure to set feet a-tapping and a classic drama that's sure to provoke more thought and discussion than perhaps ever before. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes AMERICAN PSYCHO's Jennifer Damiano
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 6, 2016

On Monday, June 6, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 15 in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING. She went on to originate the role of Natalie in the Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt musical NEXT TO NORMAL, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. (more...)

Broadway's Chad Kimball Set to Appear on TRENT ARMAND KENDALL BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Chad Kimball will share his Tony Award predictions, along with our Hosts, as well as his Broadway journey to the big night.  Mr. Kimball will also give his personal insight to thriving in 'show biz' by profiling his secondary, cross-over ambitions with an honest look at the challenges and triumphs involved. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) opens musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season, this Sunday, June 5. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC now through July 17, 2016. The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Releases New Solo Album Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to celebrating the heritage of Broadway and popular song, will release Renaissance, the new solo album from Grammy Award-nominee Cheyenne Jackson tomorrow, June 3. (more...)

Heather Parcells Will Now Host Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its ninth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 6 time Broadway Veteran Heather Parcells (TUCK EVERLASTING) Monday, June 13th 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected 'aspiring artists & talented friends' at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Meet Special Honoree Sally Ann Parsons
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2016

Costume shop proprietor Sally Ann Parsons is one of three who will receieve a 2016 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. These annual honors celebrate individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories. Below, watch as she explains why she never thought she'd be in this position! (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - New Orleans!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jun 14, 2016

Theatre is always a fun outing during the summer months, especially in New Orleans (can you say air conditioner?).  Let's look at some of our top picks for shows to see around the Big Easy in June and July… (more...)

Open Air Theatre to Present LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Louisa May Alcott's timeless and captivating story 'Little Women' is brought to life on the Open Air Theatre stage for two weekends when Little Women, the Broadway Musical opens on Friday, June 17 and continues through Sunday, June 26. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Stage SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

             Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.  Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad.  On their way, they meet the Lady of the Lake, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni. (more...)

BWW Interiew: Art That Resonates Within: Talking with Gregg Goodbrod
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 13, 2016

'We do art because of what it does for us - how it transforms us,' actor Gregg Goodbrod states with quiet conviction. 'Being an actor helps me to understand other people and see their lives and my own from a different perspective. That's why doing a play like Ghost becomes a journey that really resonates for me.' Goodbrod is speaking about his emotionally and physically demanding role as Sam Wheat in the new chamber version of the original 1990 movie and 2011 stage musical, which is currently playing at Maine State Music Theatre. He uses an example of the scene in which Sam, now a ghost, watches his beloved Molly sort through his belongs. 'I am really very Method as an actor, so I try to get into it completely and feel the actual feelings. And as I am watching Liz [Shivener] play this scene, it suddenly hits me that all these things are not what are important. If I were go, I know it is the love that I would miss. That's why I am an actor - so I can take these journeys and learn new lessons.' (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor.  (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."   (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

BWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL Opens with GALA PERFORMANCE at MasterCard Theaters
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jun 10, 2016

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Cheyenne Jackson Performs in Provincetown This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Cheyenne Jackson has starred on American Horror Story opposite Lady Gaga, as well as both 30 Rock opposite Tina Fey and Glee where he played the voice coach for the group Vocal Adrenaline. (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 1, 2016

Closing out a spectacular 9th season at Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre is a first-rate incarnation of the Tony winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Is this show done consistently? Perhaps. But let me tell you everything about this production, running through July 10th, is absolutely top-notch and certainly a must-see for this season. (more...)

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