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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/15- David Alan GrierSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/15- David Alan Grier
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2015

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier! Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 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: OF GOOD STOCK opens off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' gets a new actress, OFF THE MAIN ROAD kicks off WTF today and more! (more...)

Broadway Impact: A Look Back at an Organization That Made a DifferenceBroadway Impact: A Look Back at an Organization That Made a Difference
by Nora Dominick - Jun 26, 2015

Rejoice! This morning the U.S Supreme Court ruled that Same-Sex Marriage is now legal in all 50 states. The new ruling states that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution. (more...)

BDF Park City to Present GENERATION: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour, 6/29-7/3BDF Park City to Present GENERATION: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour, 6/29-7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring performers in Park City, UT a chance to make their 'big break' when the program presents Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. For the first time in Park City, the national non-profit training program will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio-economic backgrounds. (more...)

Norm Lewis & Aaron Lazar Will be Joined by All-Star Cast in Concert Reading of Stephen Schwartz's THE PRINCE OF EGYPTNorm Lewis & Aaron Lazar Will be Joined by All-Star Cast in Concert Reading of Stephen Schwartz's THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

? Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the full cast for the premiere concert reading of the first act of DreamWorks Theatricals new stage adaptation of The Prince of Egypt.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kinglsey Leggs of SISTER ACT - Art with IntentionBWW Interviews: Kinglsey Leggs of SISTER ACT - Art with Intention
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 24, 2015

'If you build it they will come. If you want diversity in the theatre, you have to build that diversity from the ground up. You can't just expect it to happen.' Actor Kingsley Leggs is speaking with quiet intensity about his passion for theatre, music, and dance and his belief that theatre must not only please, but also educate and empower its audiences. These are beliefs he has honed in a long career which has taken him from his native St. Louis to Broadway, regional theatre, and television. As he recounts his story, he is taking a break on what he calls 'a three show day' at Maine State Music Theatre, where he is in the last week of performances of The Full Monty and set to open June 25th in Sister Act. He has just finished the morning rehearsal and will soon head over to the theatre for a matinee and evening show. For all the obvious demands of this schedule, he appears relaxed and animated. He tells the story of how he came to be in Brunswick this summer: (more...)

Broadway In Chicago to Offer 1776 Half-Price Tickets to PIPPIN, ON YOUR FEET! & MoreBroadway In Chicago to Offer 1776 Half-Price Tickets to PIPPIN, ON YOUR FEET! & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced that ON YOUR FEET!, KINKY BOOTS, FANCY NANCY and PIPPIN will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program Monday, June 29 through Sunday, July 5.  Tickets will be available to select performances in July, for purchase only through Hot Tix booth locations (72 E. Randolph St., 108 N State St., or 163 E. Pearson St.) or at www.HotTix.org while supplies last. Broadway In Chicago has developed this offer in conjunction with the League of Chicago Theatres which provides services and support to over 200 Chicagoland theaters. (more...)

Jessie Mueller-Led WAITRESS Premiere Kicks Off Rehearsals at A.R.T.; Full Cast Announced!Jessie Mueller-Led WAITRESS Premiere Kicks Off Rehearsals at A.R.T.; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, began rehearsals today (pictured, left) for the world premiere musical Waitress. Based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly the new musical has a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, direction by Diane Paulus, and choreography by Chase Brock. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season. (more...)

2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season. (more...)

BWW Welcomes Summer with 10 Favorite Show Tunes of the Season!BWW Welcomes Summer with 10 Favorite Show Tunes of the Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 21, 2015

To celebrate today's arrival of the summer solstice, BWW presents our Top 10 favorite summer-themed show tunes for you to enjoy (more...)

Taye Diggs, Spencer Liff & More to Work with LA Students Through Broadway Dreams FoundationTaye Diggs, Spencer Liff & More to Work with LA Students Through Broadway Dreams Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Los Angeles-area students will have the opportunity to work with an incredible roster of Broadway professionals, including star of stage and screen Taye Diggs ('Private Practice,' Rent, upcoming: Hedwig and the Angry Inch), choreographer Spencer Liff (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 'So You Think You Can Dance'), Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Carrie), Nick Adams (La Cage aux Folles), Kyle Brown (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Broadway Dreams Education Director, Craig D'Amico (Annie Get Your Gun), Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance), Telsey + Company casting director Rachel Hoffman, Broadway musician, Craig Johnson (Something Rotten), Iggy Azalea's choreographer Victor M. Jackson, III, Nicole Parker ('MadTV,' Wicked), Broadway Dreams Alum Ari Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me) and more through The Broadway Dreams Foundation. Additional faculty to be announced. (more...)

RHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next MonthRHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Marti Webb, Debbie Kurup, Cedric Neal and John Barr are to star in Rhythm of Life, a brand new song cycle celebrating many of the greatest hits by master of the catchy show tune, Tony Award-winning Cy Coleman.  (more...)

Nathaniel Stampley & More Join Cast of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLSNathaniel Stampley & More Join Cast of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Dreamgirls, the Tony Award-winning musical which opens Saturday, September 26 and runs from September 22 - November 1, 2015 in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Dreams Foundation to Stage Reimagined ZANNA REDUXBroadway Dreams Foundation to Stage Reimagined ZANNA REDUX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will reimagine the big- hearted pop musical, Zanna, Don't! for a whole new generation of theatergoers. (more...)

Tickets to PIPPIN at Paramount Theatre on Sale 6/22Tickets to PIPPIN at Paramount Theatre on Sale 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!" by NY1. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside BDF's NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive with Lena Hall, Titus Burgess & MorePhoto Flash: Inside BDF's NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive with Lena Hall, Titus Burgess & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) presented its first-ever NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive this June 8 - 14, 2015 at RWS & Associates in Long Island City, NY. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 9, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Beaches,' 'Kinky Boots' and 'Gotta Dance' show how a pre-Broadway tryout is done, while 'Fancy Nancy,' 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Pinocchio' go for a younger demographic. Meanwhile, Ravinia, Grant Park and Three Oaks (MI) do summer concerts, and The Music Theatre Company announces its own surprise demise. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN at Aronoff Center on Sale TomorrowTickets to MOTOWN at Aronoff Center on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway in Cincinnati, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, July 10 at 9am.  Tickets will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. (more...)

Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This AugustSeattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Come experience the power of music on a whole new level at the Seattle Opera premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco this August. Viewers will be visually transported to ancient Babylon through magnificent costumes, awe-inspiring projections, and a new staging configuration that brings the music and performers closer to the audience than ever before. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 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: The original cast of 'SPELLING BEE' reunites in concert, HOLIDAY INN begins at The Muny and more! (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at PPAC on Sale 8/6Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at PPAC on Sale 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10A. Tickets will be available at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), and online at www.ppacri.org (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond & More Set for BDF in PhiladelphiaTituss Burgess, Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond & More Set for BDF in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), in partnership with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, returns to Philadelphia for a weeklong musical theater intensive, August 2-9, during which Philadelphia's most promising performers will receive unprecedented instruction from the industry's top directors, choreographers and professionals.  To conclude the weeklong intensive, BDF will present GENERATION, a unique Broadway-style revue featuring performances by Broadway veterans and emerging local talent.   (more...)

Broadway's Norm Lewis to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/7-8Broadway's Norm Lewis to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

 In May of 2014, Norm Lewis made history as the first African American Phantom in 'The Phantom of the Opera' on Broadway. This summer, on August 7 & 8 at 7:00 PM, he makes his debut in the critically acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House concert series in Provincetown, MA, hosted by SiriusXM star Seth Rudetsky at the piano. What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com  or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/3/15- Audra McDonaldSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/3/15- Audra McDonald
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald! The actress earned three Tony Awards by the age of 28 - for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime. She was nominated for another Tony Award for her performance in Marie Christine before she won her fourth in 2004 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She reprised her Raisin role for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination. Her first Emmy nod came in 2001 for her performance in HBOs Wit. Fans of the small screen also recognize McDonald from her work on ABC's Private Practice. She most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill- she won Tony Awards for both performances. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Seattle, 8/16-23PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Seattle, 8/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

PIPPIN will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre from August 16 - August 23, 2015. Tickets are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). (more...)

N'Kenge to Join Cleveland Orchestra for BROADWAY DIVAS This WeekendN'Kenge to Join Cleveland Orchestra for BROADWAY DIVAS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim) returns to The Cleveland Orchestra as a featured soloist in Broadway Divas under the direction of Conductor Jack Everly for one night only on August 2, 2015 at 7pm.  (more...)

Tickets to PIPPIN at Orpheum Theatre on Sale 7/31Tickets to PIPPIN at Orpheum Theatre on Sale 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

PIPPIN will play a limited engagement at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN November 17 - 22. Tickets for PIPPIN will go on sale to the public Friday, July 31st at 10:00 AM and will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).  (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Lends Her Singing Voice in Disney Jr's DOC MCSTUFFINSVIDEO: Audra McDonald Lends Her Singing Voice in Disney Jr's DOC MCSTUFFINS
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Audra McDonald lends her voice to a tiny tin airplane pilot named Bess, a historical toy created in the likeness of the famous African-American female pilot, Bessie Coleman (more...)

Audra McDonald Reacts to Passing of RAGTIME Author E.L. Doctorow; Watch Her Performance in MusicalAudra McDonald Reacts to Passing of RAGTIME Author E.L. Doctorow; Watch Her Performance in Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Audra McDonald, who starred in the role of 'Sarah' in the original Broadway production of RAGTIME, for which she earned her third Tony Award, turned to Twitter to express her sorrow over today's news.  (more...)

Cast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark PlayhouseCast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl's version of Henry's death doesn't add up; so Ray determines to find the truth.  As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry's bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he'd bargained for… (more...)

A.R.T. & 868 Boston to Host 3rd Annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing CampA.R.T. & 868 Boston to Host 3rd Annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and 826 Boston announce the third annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing Camp for children ages 11-14. Twenty-five students have been chosen by lottery to participate in the free, five-week camp from July 13 through August 14. WORDplay takes place Monday through Thursday, 1:30 - 5:30pm at 826 Boston's youth writing and tutoring center, located at 3035 Washington Street in Roxbury, MA. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Bay Street Theater's Summer Gala, Featuring THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert!Photo Flash: Inside Bay Street Theater's Summer Gala, Featuring THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the success of the premiere concert reading of the first act of DreamWorks Theatricals new stage adaptation of The Prince of Egypt which was part of Bay Street Theater's 24th Annual Summer Gala which took place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf on July 11, 2015 to benefit Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. ThePrince of Egypt features book by Philip LaZebnik (writer of Mulan, Pocahontas) and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked,Pippin, Godspell); both creators attended the Gala. Bay Street's Artistic Director Scott Schwartz directed the reading, Dominic Amendum was Musical Director, and casting was by Stewart/Whitley. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 2015-16 Season UpdatesNew York Philharmonic Announces 2015-16 Season Updates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The New York Philharmonic has announced updates to its 2015-16 season since the artists and programs were announced on January 21, 2015. The changes are incorporated in the updated chronological listing. Highlights include: (more...)

Trekkies Unite for Cincinnati Pops' Live Accompaniment to STAR TREK, 7/18Trekkies Unite for Cincinnati Pops' Live Accompaniment to STAR TREK, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform Michael Giacchino's breathtaking orchestral score of Star Trek in synch with 2009 blockbuster film Star Trek (PG-13) at the Taft Theatre on Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas LineupJCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Chief Executive Officer Marci Glazer announced the outstanding thinkers, writers and entertainers that will comprise the diverse lineup for the 2015-16 Arts & Ideas season. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening TonightJake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

BWW TV: They Could Have Danced All Night! Laura Benanti, Norm Lewis and Jared Grimes Celebrate NYC in SpainBWW TV: They Could Have Danced All Night! Laura Benanti, Norm Lewis and Jared Grimes Celebrate NYC in Spain
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 1, 2015

Some of Broadway's top stars flew over to Madrid this past weekend to celebrate July 4th a bit early with over 3,000 ex-pats and Spaniards. The U.S. State Department invited Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti (GYPSY), Norm Lewis (PHANTOM, Porgy and Bess), Jared Grimes (Radio City's NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR) for an evening 'Celebrating New York City'. BroadwayWorld has footage from the concert 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...)

Broadway Dreams Foundation Coming to TorontoBroadway Dreams Foundation Coming to Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring Toronto-area performers a chance to make their "big break" when the program presents Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. The national non-profit training program, making a stop in Toronto for the very first time, will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio-economic backgrounds. (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...)

'SONGS OF THE HARLEM RIVER' Set for Dream Up Festival'SONGS OF THE HARLEM RIVER' Set for Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

'Songs of the Harlem River: Forgotten one acts from the Harlem Renaissance' is a collection of one-acts written between 1920-1930 including works by Marita Bonner, Rafe M. Coleman, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Willis Richardson and Eulalie Spence as well as the poems of Sterling A. Brown, Langston Hughes and others. The evening is directed and choreographed by Shela Xoregos and will have its world premiere August 30 to September 6 in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. (more...)

Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald & Thomas E. Tuft to be Honored at Roundabout's 50th Anniversary GalaSix-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald & Thomas E. Tuft to be Honored at Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Gala: 'Spring Gala 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of Extraordinary Theatre' will recognize the accomplishments of six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Roundabout's Chairman of the Board Thomas E. Tuft and present them with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. The gala will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria on Monday, February 29, 2016. (more...)

SHOUT! to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20SHOUT! to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

'SHOUT! The Drama of an Invisible Black Man of a Certain Age in the Last Days of Political Correctness' is a play for one man written by noted African-American playwright Henry Miller and performed by noted opera singer Arthur Woodley. Its world premiere will be presented September 12 to 20 by Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. (more...)

Breaking News: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Casts Its Cowardly Lion!Breaking News: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Casts Its Cowardly Lion!
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Tony Award nominee and multi-talented actor and singer David Alan Grier is joining NBC's highly anticipated holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!,' set for Thursday, Dec. 3. (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...)

Lang Lang, Messiaen's FROM THE CANYONS TO THE STARS and More Set for Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2016 SeasonLang Lang, Messiaen's FROM THE CANYONS TO THE STARS and More Set for Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson are today proud to announce the 2016 season, offering something for every concert-goer -- from the seasoned music-lover to those just beginning their orchestral journey. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme SongVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme Song
by Sally Henry - Aug 2, 2015

Broadway husband and wife Will Swenson and Audra McDonald recently filmed themselves singing a seemingly random duet- the theme song from the hit '70s show LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY. Check out the fun a capella performance, made for Broadway Sleepout, below! (more...)

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