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RUNAWAYS is composed by Elizabeth Swados and premiered at the Public Theather NYC, 1978. This excellent show which spans multiple musical styles featured such performers as Diane Lane, Trini Alverado, Jossie de Guzman, and Karen Evans.

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Fox Cities P.A.C. & AASD to Offer Educator Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The 2015-16 school year marks the fourth year the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and Appleton Area School District (AASD) are participating in the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This partnership allows the Center and AASD to create professional development opportunities to help teachers use the arts as a catalyst for creative energy in every curricular area. The Classroom Connections Teacher Workshops are open to all Wisconsin educators on a first-come, first serve basis.  (more...)

James Murray Jackson, Jr. to Reprise Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced full casting for the Chicago premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor.  (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returns to Hobby Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid!  Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run this weekend, September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

James Murray Jackson, Jr. Reprises Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Broadway In Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor. UNSPEAKABLE features a cast of many prominent Chicago performers and will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) for a limited five-week engagement tonight, Oct. 6 through Nov. 8, 2015. (more...)

Billy Porter, Sydney Lucas, Chilina Kennedy & More Set for THE LILLY AWARDS BROADWAY CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) proudly presents The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best to benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Extra! Extra! NEWSIES Tour Makes Headlines at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Veronica Bruscini - Oct 21, 2015

The stage production of NEWSIES, now playing a limited run at the Providence Performing Arts Center, features the same stirring and beloved songs that captured the hearts of moviegoers, as well as newly choreographed, high-octane dance numbers that dazzle with gravity-defying leaps and spins. (more...)

Carmen Cusak & Edie Brickell Join Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Edie Brickell and Carmen Cusak have been added to the roster of performers for The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best to benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. (more...)

Starry Lineup to Perform Works by Edie Brickell, Lisa Kron, Cyndi Lauper and More at 2015 Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, will benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. (more...)

Kimberly Blair Pens HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Kimberly Blair, a police officer's wife, mother, dog and cat groomer, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'His Brother's Keeper': a gripping and potent work that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Broadway Girl Power- Go Inside the LILLY AWARDS Broadway Cabaret with Billy Porter, Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, it was held on Monday night at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the LILLY AWARDS Cabaret with Amanda Green, Marsha Norman, Georgia Stitt & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 10, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, it was held last night at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Conclude 56th Season with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) concludes its 56th season with the two-time Tony award-winning musical, American Idiot, directed and choreographed by Alex Perez, who returns to CCCT following his acclaimed Bay Area premiere production of The Addams Family, with music direction by Kevin Roland, who helmed CCCT's recent productions of The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. American Idiot plays from June 10 through July 17; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett to Guest Star on WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND, 3/30
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett will guest star in WGN America's critically acclaimed hit series UNDERGROUND, marking the first time in 20 years that Smollett will appear in the same series as his younger sister Jurnee Smollett-Bel (more...)

BWW Feature: Girl Power! Before Waitress' Debut, Check Out Amazing Female-Driven Broadway Teams
by Alexa Spiegel - Mar 20, 2016

WAITRESS, which begins performances at the Brooks Atkinson on March 25th, is making history! It will be the first show in Broadway history to have four top creative spots in a show filled by four separate women. The team includes music and lyrics by Sara Barellies, book by Jessie Nelson, choreography by Lorin Latarrom and direction by Diane Paulus. While this is definitely a landmark, other Broadway shows have had a significant number of female creatives, or a completely female creative team - driven by one person! So embrace your inner girl power, and celebrate the amazing female driven shows that came before! (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Presnet SHREK THE MUSICAL JR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in SHREK THE MUSICAL JR., the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati brings this production to life on the Taft Theatre stage April 8-10, 16-17, 2016. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/16/2016 - IRONBOUND, CAGNEY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 16, 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: IRONBOUND opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Want to Be in RUNAWAYS? Encores! Off-Center Will Hold Open Auditions for Teen Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Want to be in an Encores! production? This is your chance! New York City Center will hold an open audition for teen actors (ages 13-18) on Saturday, March 19, at Talent Unlimited High School (317 East 67th Street) for the Encores! Off-Center production of Runaways-Elizabeth Swados' landmark 1978 musical about the stories, fears, and fantasies of young people living on the streets. (more...)

Michael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Ryan Murphy, just announced that Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon will return to Broadway as "James Tyrone, Jr." in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, joining the previously announced Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as "Mary Tyrone," Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne as "James Tyrone," and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as "Edmund Tyrone." Jonathan Kent will direct, as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season.  (more...)

Fandor Streams AMERICAN PUNK Films
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

More than music, the anti-establishment movement of Punk crashed onto the scene in the mid-to-late 1970s and spread like wildfire around the world. But it all started in Cleveland, Ohio. The films in AMERICAN PUNK celebrate the sub-culture with insightful rockumentaries of the early Punk scene and narratives made in the height of its popularity. (more...)

ALADDIN JR., THE ARISTOCATS KIDS and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 Children's Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced its Children's Theatre listings for its Summer 2015 season. Details below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Elizabeth Swados' 1977 Book THE GIRL WITH THE INCREDIBLE FEELING as Animated Film
by Michael Dale - Jan 8, 2016

Aside from theatre, Swados was also a prolific writer of novels and children's books. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell appear IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE tonight, ALADDIN and THE LION KING appear on this morning's GMA! (more...)

Days After Her Passing, City Center Adds Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS to 2016 Encores! Off-Center Season
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director and Tony winner Jeanine Tesori has today added Elizabeth Swados' 1978 musical Runaways to the 2016 Encores! Off-Center season. The news comes just days after Swados passed away. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Theatre Community Remembers Elizabeth Swados With Love and Admiration
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

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WAKE UP with BWW 1/6/2016 - SKELETON CREW, UNDER THE RADAR & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 6, 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: SKELETON CREW begins off-Broadway and The Public's UNDER THE RADAR gets underway! (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: Theatre Pioneer Elizabeth Swados' Career of Musical Innovation
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

She'll be best remembered for Runaways, but Elizabeth Swados' musical contributions to theatre are varied and extensive. (more...)

RUNAWAYS Composer, Theatre Innovator Elizabeth Swados Passes Away at 64
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony nominee Elizabeth Swados, composer of Broadway's Runaways, theatre educator, off-Broadway director and more, has passed away. She was 64. (more...)

All-Female Activist Berklee Band Raising Money For Concept Album About Fighting Oppression
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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Hottest Articles on BWW 1/5/2016 - 1/12/2016
by - Jan 12, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/5/2016 - 1/12/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at Round House
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2016

Suzan-Lori Parks has made her name updating Civil War lore in striking modernist terms in Topdog/Underdog, the Pulitzer Prize winner from 2001, the same year she won a MacArthur 'genius' grant. (more...)

Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Remembering Howard Ashman and GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

The first musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman was an adventurous sign of things to come. (more...)

BWW Review: MKE Chamber Theatre's SLOWGIRL Captures Intergenerational Compassion
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 29, 2016

Dream of visiting Costa Rica's lush jungles and warm climate this winter? Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) imports Costa Rica to the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center in their intergenerational production Slowgirl. Directed by C. Michael Wright, and dedicated to his own niece, playwright Greg Pierce's 2012 character study places two societal Runaways, an older uncle and his rarely seen teenage niece, in the dry rainforests of Central America. (more...)

THE NORTH STAR Coming to DVD & Video On Demand 3/1
by Movies News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

THE NORTH STAR is available on Video On Demand and DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on March 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 21, 2016
by - Feb 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

'GRRRLS ON FILM' FREE LA Film & Music Festival This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Grrrls on Film is a weekend-long celebration of the feminist acts of making sound and vision. (more...)

Loyola Marymount University to Present Free Festival GRRRLS ON FILM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The festival and forum at Loyola Marymount University gathers together pioneers in movies, music, art and activism to address what has become one of the hot-button social justice issues of our time: lack of diverse representation and expression in arts and entertainment. (more...)

Heroes in Recovery to Host Fifth Annual 6k Run/Walk In Palm Springs, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, and Michael's House are proud to bring its family-friendly 6K Run/Walk event to the Palm Springs community for the fifth straight year. The race will be held on Saturday, February 6th at 8:00 am in front of Michael's House at 515 N Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. The race takes participants on a scenic 6K (3.728 mile) out and back course through beautiful Palm Springs. (more...)

Old Library Theatre to Present SHREK THE MUSICAL JR., 12/17-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company, Old Library Theatre, will present SHREK THE MUSICAL JR., a Youth Production, December 17-20, 2015.  (more...)

WAITRESS Will Become First Broadway Musical with 4 Female Head Creatives; Lorin Latarro Joins as Choreographer!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Choreographer Lorin Latarro has joined the creative team for the Broadway production of Waitress.  With her addition, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history where a traditional four person creative team of book writer, composer, choreographer and director have all been women.* Latarro replaces Chase Brock, who choreographed the pre-Broadway run at the A.R.T. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid!  Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Host Q&A Following HUCKLEBERRY FINN, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

What's it like to work in professional theater? How do actors prepare for their roles? Ever wonder how and why a theater company selects its plays? You mean, a world premiere is actually a play that has never, ever been performed anywhere else? How does that happen? (more...)

Stop Sex Slaving: i-SAFE Launches Teen Awareness Campaign on Dangers of U.S. Underage Sex Trafficking
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

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Diane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will return to Broadway to play 'Ranevskaya' in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Ms. Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Official: Composer-Lyricist Michael Friedman Will Take Over City Center's Encores! Off-Center Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Just announced, Obie Award-winning BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON composer and lyricist Michael Friedman will take over as artistic director of New York City Center's popular Encores! Off-Center summer musical theater series. (more...)

Hulu Acquires Exclusive Rights for AwesomenessTV's FREAKISH
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home to FREAKISH, a new 10-episode horror series created under the AwesomenessTV banner. The series is currently in production and will premiere on Hulu later this year. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith's SOME OF THE THINGS INSIDE Will Premiere at Joe's Pub Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Waterwell today announced a special command performance at Joe's Pub of its 2016 New Works Lab commission Some of the Things Inside, a bracingly honest play by one of the most singular and significant voices in the American theater: Pulitzer Prize finalist and OBIE Award winner Dael Orlandersmith (Forever, Yellowman, Beauty's Daughter). This year's installment of the annual developmental workshop series for the senior Drama class at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS), Some of the Things Inside is directed by Allison Talis and will play Joe's Pub Monday, April 18th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Ars Nova's Production of Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS to Return to NYC for Limited Run This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today the critically acclaimed production of Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl, will return to New York, playing a strictly limited engagement this summer. Small Mouth Sounds, directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), begins previews for a commercial run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 7:30pm, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The show is set to run through September 25, 2016 (more...)

Exclusive: Broadway Siblings Sydney and Jake Lucas, Arielle and Adam Jacobs, and the Keenan-Bolgers on National Siblings Day and More!
by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2016

Today is National Siblings Day and to celebrate BroadwayWorld tracked down three sets of Broadway siblings to chat about how performing and producing has affected their sibling dynamic! We sat down with Broadway's Sydney and Jake Lucas, Adam and Arielle Jacobs, and performing trio Andrew, Maggie, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. (more...)

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