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'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to NYC for One Night Only This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, returns to New York City this May following an acclaimed, sold-out engagement in San Francisco at The BRAVA! Theater.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin, Laura Bell Bundy and More Celebrate Carol Channing's 95th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The inimitable Carol Channing was feted in style on Saturday night as the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California presented Carol Channing's 95th Birthday! In Celebration of a Broadway Legend. The star-studded performance was produced and directed by Chad Hilligus, with music direction and orchestrations by Steven Baker and choreography by Charlie Williams. Scroll down for a photo of Channing surrounded by friends on the big day! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/7/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 7, 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...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Bad Romance' In Store for Next Episode of YOUNGER!
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

On the next episode of TV Land's YOUNGER titled 'Bad Romance,' Lauren throws Kelsey an engagement party at which Liza has too much too drink. (more...)

Alysha Umphress, James Barry, Julie Foldesi & More Will Star in Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its spring musical, Pump Boys and Dinettes. This Tony Award nominee features James Barry (Jim), Gabe Bowling (Jackson), Julie Foldesi (Prudie), Jason Ostrowski (L.M.), Alysha Umphress (Rhetta) and Sam Weber (Eddie).  Pump Boys and Dinettes is conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. Pump Boys and Dinettes will be directed by John Foley with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Pump Boys and Dinettes will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 6 through May 1, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, April 10, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

Clear Space Theatre Company Announces ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Clear Space Theatre Company presents Cole Porter's classic 1930s musical ANYTHING GOES on weekends March 18 - April 3, 2016 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Set aboard the ocean liner SS AMERICAN, ANYTHING GOES tells the story of Reno Sweeney and her old friend Billy Crocker as they face the shipboard complications of boy-meets-girl, set to such classic Cole Porter tunes as "Friendship", "It's De-Lovely", "I Get No Kick from Champagne", and the title song "Anything Goes." (more...)

Toe-Tapping Musical SWEET CHARITY to Play Stoneham Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Stoneham Theatre continues Season 16 with the toe-tapping, Broadway musical hit SWEET CHARITY. Performances run from March 31 - April 24, 2016. Press Opening is Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich Receives 2016 Robert Whitehead Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's today, March 15, 2016. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo
by Theater People Podcast - Mar 14, 2016

On Monday, March 14 the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Phillipa Soo. Soo mader her New York stage debut in the title role of Natasha in the critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway production of NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/14/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 14, 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 notebooks, datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: SING OUT SISTER! at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Alan Portner - Mar 11, 2016

A cast of three plus Kent offers a memorable evening of song (more...)

Official: Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and More Lead STEPPING OUT, Oct. 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and The James Grant Group are delighted to announce the pre-West End dates of STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris, starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and Nicola Stephenson. Directed by Maria Friedman, the production opens at the Theatre Royal Bath, 12th - 22nd October followed by Richmond Theatre and Cambridge Arts Theatre (additional date to be announced). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Secrets and Liza' Episode of TV Land's YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

On the next episode of TV Land's YOUNGER titled 'Secrets and Liza', Empirical Publishing rolls out the red carpet for its biggest author as Liza tries to coerce Thad into telling Kelsey the truth. (more...)

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Judge Amanda Holden to Lead UK Tour of STEPPING OUT
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT judge Amanda Holden is headed across the UK in a new production of Richard Harris's 1984 play STEPPING OUT. (more...)

THE GRAPES OF WRATH, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE & More Set for NKU's 2016-17 Theatre & Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance is excited to announce our 2016-17 academic season. Performances begin in September 2016. An exact schedule of performances will be released closer to the start of the 2016-17 academic year. (more...)

Michigan's Ovation Awards to be Renamed After Tony Winner Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

To honor Tony Award winning actress, and Michigan native, Sutton Foster's contribution to American musical theatre, the annual Ovation Awards will now be known as The Sutton Foster Ovation Awards - Michigan High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Academy Announces Cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO Academy is proud to announce the cast of The Little Mermaid, Jr. at The CAPA Theater on March 19 at 3:30pm & 6:00pm. This production is just one of the many ways that Pittsburgh CLO Academy provides real-world performance opportunities for its students.  (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 2/29/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 29, 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...)

BWW Reviews: UAC's Wild, THE WILD PARTY
by Misha Davenport - Feb 28, 2016

Coming off of an impressive five 2015 Broadway World awards, suburban-based Up And Coming Theatre stages one of its most ambitious theatrical events yet --Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY--in an Elk Grove Village nightclub. For the most part, it pays off handsomely. (more...)

VIDEO: FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori Recalls Speaking Up About A Sexist Comment Directed To Her
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

Watch the Tony-winner's full master class from this month's Athena Film Festival. (more...)


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KATE BALDWIN & FRIENDS Set for The Sheen Center This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

KATE BALDWIN & FRIENDS, a concert series featuring Kate Baldwin, is set for this Sunday, February 28 at 7:30pm at The Sheen Center.  (more...)

Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams & More to Join Cincinnati Pops During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell are pleased to announce the Pops' 2016-2017 season, to be performed at Downtown Cincinnati's historic Taft Theatre, the Orchestra's 'home away from home' while Cincinnati Music Hall undergoes a major renovation during the 2016-17 season. (The Pops will return to the renovated Music Hall for the 2017-18 season.) The star-studded season is a testament to the Orchestra's steadfast commitment to innovation and extraordinary artistry. Entering his sixth season as Conductor of the world-famous Cincinnati Pops, Mr. Russell introduces guest artists and concert programs that continue to develop the wide variety of orchestral programming. The Orchestra also announces its summer 2016 concerts, to take place both at the Taft Theatre and Riverbend Music Center. (more...)

MATILDA's Haley Flaherty Joins TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at Chichester Festival
by Jessica Khan - Feb 25, 2016

Another traveler hits the road! The Daily Mail writes that MATILDA's Haley Flaherty has joined the cast of the new musical TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at Chichester this spring. (more...)

Kate Baldwin & Jeanine Tesori to Honor Sutton Foster & Brian d'Arcy James with 2016 Sarah Siddons Society Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society recently announced winners of their prestigious annual Actor of the Year Award to be presented on May 16, 2016 at Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall. Two of Broadway's most popular performers, Sutton Foster and Brian D'Arcy James, will be this year's recipients. The event is being co-sponsored by Northwestern's School of Communication, Barbara O'Keefe, Dean. (more...)

York Theater Company to Host Staged Reading of Erik Ransom's MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of York Theater Company has announced that as part of its Developmental Reading Series, it will present Erik Ransom's 'More Than All the World' an epic musical inspired by Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II' directed by Rachel Klein ('Around the World in 80 Days', 'The Anthem') with music direction and arrangements by Andy Peterson ('Atomic'). The reading will take place on March 15th at 2PM. (more...)

Broadway Series at Kimmel Center to Continue with Tony Winner Sutton Foster, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia will welcome three of Broadway's biggest names as part of its new concert series at The Merriam Theater this season, produced by Mark Cortale. (more...)

Chicago's Amber Mak Named New Works Development Director of Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Paramount Theatre, the suburban Chicago musical theater powerhouse, announced today the appointment of Amber Mak in the new position of New Works Development Director. The position is full time, begins immediately and foretells an exciting new era of artistic and economic expansion for the Paramount. (more...)

BWW Review: SUTTON FOSTER Sparkles in Performance with the Baltimore Symphony
by Charles Shubow - Feb 23, 2016

Principal Baltimore Symphony Pops Conductor Jack Everly presents top notch entertainment. (more...)

HITS Theatre to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU at Miller Outdoor Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

HITS Theatre starts the spring season in style with the production of Crazy for You, a Tony award-winning musical at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park at 6000 Hermann Park Drive with performances scheduled for March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Stewart Lane to Discuss, Sign Book BLACK BROADWAY at Drama Book Shop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will host producer and author Stewart Lane (A Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder, Jekyll & Hyde and the upcoming Top Hat) for a discussion and signing of his new book Black Broadway: African-Americans On the Great White Way. The discussion, which is free to the public, will take place on Monday, February 22nd at 5:00PM. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCKS' Sierra Boggess
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 22, 2016

On Monday, February 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Sierra Boggess, currently starring the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical SCHOOL OF ROCK. Boggess made her Broadway debut in 2008 in the title role of the Disney musical THE LITTLE MERMAID. She went on to star in the Broadway revival of MASTER CLASS, opposite Tyne Daily, before heading to London's West End to originate the role of Christine Daae in Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVER NEVER DIES, the sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/22/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 22, 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...)

BWW Reviews: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at The Firehouse Theatre
by Jef Tingley - Feb 22, 2016

It's one thing to be the leading lady in a musical; it's another to be the lead in a show bearing your character's name in the title. Luckily, The Firehouse Theatre's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie has found the perfect plucky namesake star (Janelle Lutz) for its current production. Lutz's talents are equally matched by a competent, playful and well-rounded cast to tell this quirky tale of flapper frivolity, lost loves and an elevator powered by tap dancing. (more...)

ArtsWest to Present Jeanine Tesori's VIOLET This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Violet tells the story of a disfigured young woman who dreams of becoming beautiful. After seeing a faith-healing minister on TV, she embarks on a bus trip across the American south in hopes of finding the minister and healing her face. Along the way, she learns the true meaning of beauty, courage and love.Violet is a deeply stirring and inspiring musical that leaves audiences with what the Chicago Tribune calls 'an uncommon emotional intensity of the kind that stays with you for years.' (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 21
by Audition Roundup - Feb 21, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 21, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACT with Stephanie Umoh & Hollis Resnik
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Chicagoland audiences will rejoice with The Marriott Theatre's first mainstage production of their 2016 Subscription Season, the heavenly Broadway musical comedy, SISTER ACT, currently in previews and opening February 17 for a run through April 3 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sutton Foster, Seth MacFarlane, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin and More Slated for Boston Pops' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

We have a feeling Broadway fans are going to love the 2016 Boston Pops season, running May 6-June 18, under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart. Featuring classic Boston Pops programming, including film scores of the silver screen, ballads from Broadway and the great American Songbook, classic rock anthems, and a Gospel Night spectacular, along with an impressive lineup of Boston Pops debuts, new programs that spotlight the best of the worlds of dance and puppetry, and the return of last year's audience favorite -- Pops On Demand: You Choose the Tunes -- the lineup features a slew of Broadway talent, including Sutton Foster, Mandy Patinkin, and Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley. (more...)

Diane Lane Honors Elizabeth Swados With New Grant For Female Arts Educators
by Michael Dale - Feb 18, 2016

The Oscar-nominated film star began her theatre career in plays with music by the pioneering composer/writer/director. (more...)

BWW Interview: Janelle Lutz of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at The Firehouse Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Feb 18, 2016

This week, I sat down with Janelle Lutz backstage at The Firehouse Theatre, moments before she took the stage for her second (and final) dress rehearsal for Thoroughly Modern Millie, which runs February 18th through March 6th. Lutz (pronounced 'loots,' although she doesn't correct those that rhyme her name with klutz) shared her affection for Julie Andrews' portrayal of the role in the 1967 movie, and admitted some intimidation in following in Sutton Foster's Broadway shoes. As we talked about her exciting stage opportunities around DFW, I couldn't help but observe how one of DFW's largest stage personalities is also one of the most sincere, humble performers I've had the chance to speak with. Upon the end of our conversation, when I gave Ms. Lutz the opportunity to add anything I may have overlooked, she thought for a moment and responded: 'I'd just like to say thank you to the Dallas theatre community. This is my family; they've taken huge chances on me.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/18/2016 - THE HUMANS, OLD HATS, ROBBER BRIDEGROOM and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 18, 2016

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: THE HUMANS opens on Broadway, OLD HATS returns to Signature Theatre and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/18/16- Christopher Sieber
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Christopher Sieber! Sieber made his Broadway debut as Agis in the musical Triumph of Love with Betty Buckley and F. Murray Abraham. Following this role, he appeared as a replacement in the roles of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Billy Flynn in Chicago. Sieber played the role of Rapunzel's Prince and shared the role of the Wolf with Gregg Edelman in the revival of Into the Woods in 2002. In March 2005, Sieber originated the role of Sir Dennis Galahad in the Broadway musical Monty Python's Spamalot. He starred as Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical which opened on Broadway on December 14, 2008, after an out-of-town tryout in Seattle. On March 11, 2011, Sieber replaced Jeffrey Tambor as Georges in the Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles opposite Harvey Fierstein. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Josh & Liza's Relationship Becomes Strained on Next YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

On the next episode of TV Land's YOUNGER titled 'Beyond Therapy', Josh and Liza's relationship becomes strained after he is included in a New York Times profile. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster to Tap Dance in Concert with YOUNGER Co-Star; Watch Rehearsal Footage!
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Turns out hoofer Sutton Foster is not the only tap dancer in town when it comes to the set of her hit TV series YOUNGER. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company to Premiere New Comedy 'BULLSHOT CRUMMOND'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death A world premiere comedy in two episodes By Ron House Based on Bullshot Crummond by Diz White, Ron House, Alan Shearman, John Neville-Andrews and Derek Cunningham March 4 through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/15/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 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...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit & More Perform at DEFYING GRAVITY Down Under!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

DEFYING GRAVITY: the songs of Stephen Schwartz played at Sydney's Theatre Royale February 12-13. The event, celebrating the composer's incredible body of work, was headlined by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Umoh and More in SISTER ACT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Chicagoland audiences will rejoice with The Marriott Theatre's first mainstage production of their 2016 Subscription Season, the heavenly Broadway musical comedy, SISTER ACT, currently in previews and opening February 17 for a run through April 3 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 15-21, Featuring Claybourne Elder, Julie Halston, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 14, 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: The Nutty Professor Reunion Concert; Comedy Tonight: Broadway's Funniest Clowns; 54 Sings ABBA; Claybourne Elder at 54 Below; Hold On The Musical in Concert. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 14
by Audition Roundup - Feb 14, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 14, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

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