Road to Opening Week 12: Matt Armet on 3 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - May 9, 2016

We've now completed six previews. I love this time of year because no two shows are alike. After each matinee preview we rehearse on stage from 5:30-9:30p.m. Boy, do we have fun in those rehearsals, especially from 8:30-9:30p.m., or as we like to call it 'the witching hour.' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/9/2016 - Monte Cristo Award and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 9, 2016

Today's big news: O'Neill Center honors SHUFFLE ALONG director George C. Wolfe with this year's Monte Cristo Award! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

PS Classics to Release Bartram & Hill's THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The Theory of Relativity, the new musical by the Drama Desk Award-nominated creators of Broadway's The Story of My Life, Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, will be released on disc by PS Classics on June 3. The album, recorded March 31 and April 1 at Avatar Studios in New York City, is produced by PS Classics staff engineer Bart Migal, who has produced over a dozen recordings for the label, including, most recently, Tony Yazbeck's debut solo album. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Exclusive: Get A First Look at Stratford's Reimagined A CHORUS LINE
by Alan Henry - May 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present an exclusive first look at the first ever professional production of A Chorus Line to have approved new choreography at The Stratford Festival in Canada. The production is directed and choreographed by Donna Feore. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2016 Gene Kelly Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the nominees for the 26th Annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

BWW Interview: MARA DAVI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 4, 2016

Mara Davi to appear at the Long Wharf Theatre's play, My Paris by Alfred Uhry. (more...)

Getting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award Nomination
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hard to believe, but it's been four years since we sat down with Jeremy Benton, whom we've since referred to as Broadway's Best Tap Dancer every chance we've had, and now it seems as that title has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just yesterday, Benton - a native of Springfield, Tennessee - was honored with a nomination for a Fred and Adele Astaire Award in the category for best off-Broadway male dancer, heralding his critically acclaimed role in Cagney, the Musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Alum Alison Porter Delivers Moving Performance of 'Somewhere' on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

On last night's finale round of NBC'sTHE VOICE, powerhouse singer and Broadway alum Alisan Porter delivered an emotional performance of 'Somewhere,' from WEST SIDE STORY. Later, Porter sang a duet of 'You've Got a Friend' (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present A CHORUS LINE, 6/17-7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

 Tickets are already selling fast for A Chorus Line, Playhouse on Park's final mainstage show of season seven! Opening night is Friday, June 17 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception beforehand. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Chita Rivera's Triumphant Return in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, 1993
by Michael Dale - May 21, 2016

The Broadway legend returns after an injury that required 18 screws to be inserted into her broken leg. (more...)

LA's Award-winning Best Badass Burlesque Returns with THE WRONG SHOW at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

LA's award-winning "Best Badass Burlesque" show returns with the show you Hate to Love, and Love to Hate - The Wrong Show:  Trigger Happy A Night of Politically Incorrect Burlesque  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

MACHA Theatre Co. and Treehouse Productions present the Tony Nominated and awarding winning Broadway play NEXT FALL in its 2015-1016 season. Written by Geoffrey Nauffts. NEXT FALL is about two gay men in a committed relationship with a twist, with one, Luke, being devoutly religious and the other, Adam, an atheist. The play revolves around their five-year relationship and how they make it work despite their differences. However, an accident changes everything. NEXT FALL paints a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love, and faith. Directed by Robin Long. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

Marblehead School of Ballet to Host 2016 Summer Dance Intensive
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) launches its renowned Summer Dance Intensive and annual excursion to Jacob's Pillow from July 11 to August 12.  MSB is accepting applications for its Summer Intensive Dance 2016 programs for dancers ages 11 and over from July 18 to August 6 and children ages 8 to 12 from August 8 to August 12.  International students, ages 15 and above with intermediate level dance training, are invited to apply.  The Summer Intensive Dance 2016 programs will be held at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall, Robin De Jesus & More Pay Tribute to Prince at 42West
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On May 16, Jacob Langfelder's Broadway The Hardway and Michael J. Moritz Jr. presented a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Tribute to Purple Rain at 42West. Check out photos below! (more...)

Marblehead School of Ballet to Host 2016 Summer Dance Intensive
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) launches its renowned Summer Dance Intensive and annual excursion to Jacob's Pillow from July 11 to August 12.  MSB is accepting applications for its Summer Intensive Dance 2016 programs for dancers ages 11 and over from July 18 to August 6 and children ages 8 to 12 from August 8 to August 12.  International students, ages 15 and above with intermediate level dance training, are invited to apply.  The Summer Intensive Dance 2016 programs will be held at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ariana DeBose, Joe Iconis & More Perform the Songs of Edward Kleban at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

On May 15, Feinstein's/54 Below hosted an exploration of Kleban songs that range from hilariously funny to heart tugging to outrageous, all models of his impeccable craft. Check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Live Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary theatrical sound designer Abe Jacob will be honored for his pioneering career achievements at the Live Design Awards on Monday, June 13 in New York. Another legendary icon, Chita Rivera, will present the award to Jacob, whom she has known since the original Broadway production of CHICAGO (1975). (more...)

2Cents Theatre to Bring NILBOG: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROLL 2 to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

2Cents Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of NILBOG: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troll 2, music by Juan Lozano and lyrics by Tiffany Acosta, Kristen Boule, Kate Bowman. NILBOG: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troll 2 will open Saturday, June 4 at the THREE CLUBS, 1123 Vine Street in Hollywood as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Cortland Rep's Box Office to Open 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Cortland Repertory Theatre Box Office will open for all summer ticket sales for their 45th Anniversary season starting on Monday, May 23rd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Let the Sun Shine In! Meet the Cast of HAIR at Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

MNM Productions today announced that its production of the world's favorite tribal rock musical HAIR will open this Friday evening at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. The show will run for 20 performances May 20-June 5 and feature a multi-talented 22-person cast including such highly acclaimed veterans of numerous South Florida stages as Mike Westrich (George Berger), Michael Scott Ross (Claude), Alexa Baray (Sheila), Fo'i Meleah (Dionne) and Elijah Word (Hud). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in costume! (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

I WANNA BE A PRODUCER Author John Breglio Set for Book Discussion, Signing at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Acclaimed producer John Breglio will be discussing his new book, I Wanna Be A Producer: How To Make a Killing on Broadway... or Get Killed at Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St. on Monday, May 23rd at 5:00pm. Joining John in conversation will be fellow producer Barry Weissler. (more...)

Natascia Diaz Will Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Every Little Step star and multiple Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut on Wednesday, June 15 at 9:30pm, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington DC. Called a 'magnetic performer' by The New York Times, 'mesmerizing' (Peter Marks, The Washington Post), 'a standout….a remarkable performer' (Michael Reidel, NY POST) with a 'powerful, crystalline voice' (The Daily News), Ms. Diaz brings her trademark versatility in a varied and style bending acoustic set mixing of some of her favorite alternative, country, original, and theatre song selections accompanied by Steven Walker on guitar. '…an extremely versatile singer, equally at home delivering a punk rock composition as she is with a delicate score from Stephen Sondheim or John Kander'. (Variety) (more...)

Road to Opening Week 13: Matt Armet on 2 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - May 16, 2016

Our previews are coming along very well. We've been continuing to rehearse, always in an effort to improve on what we've done before. Our houses keep getting bigger and everyone seems to love the show. (more...)

BWW Blog: Lily Erb - Cabaret Night
by Guest Blogger: Lily Erb - May 16, 2016

Every year towards the end of spring, Bay Shore High School puts on an annual Cabaret Night. Cabaret is basically just a talent show, with each performer doing their own act with piano, drum, and bass accompaniment. There's one catch: you can only perform a song from a musical or movie. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 15
by Audition Roundup - May 15, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 15, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Warehouse Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Warehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the next production in its 2016 Season, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner and directed by Kristofer Green. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Play The Orpheum, 6/14-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?The Orpheum Theatre is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play June 14-19 at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Tickets are on sale now on and are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website,, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).  (more...)

Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Grammy-nominated recording artist, television and Broadway star Ilene Graff, along with her husband, ASCAP-Award winning musical director Ben Lanzarone, will present their big band show "It's Better With A Band!" on the Birdland stage Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7 PM. For tickets, call 212-581-3080 or go to (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre's Inaugural Season to Feature A CHORUS LINE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone announces the opening of Lake Forest Theatre with its Inaugural Season. Starting in June 2016, the season will include three musicals with 10 Tony awards combined: THE SECRET GARDEN (Previewing June 10 and opening June 11 at 8pm) and, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and A Chorus Line. The shows will be held at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre in downtown Lake Forest. The long-term vision for Lake Forest Theatre is to build a brand new venue. Lake Forest Theatre will also host two special events this season. (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...)

by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora will welcome American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes!  From May 25th through July 31st, Diana will play the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect".   Degarmo says, "I am excited and honored for the chance to sing the music of the iconic women I grew up idolizing, alongside three fabulous and funny gals in The Marvelous Wonderettes. We are gonna have one heck on a time and y'all won't want to miss it!" (more...)

Photo Flash: I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE Author Lisa McCourt Visits Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) had a special visitor on Wednesday, May 11th. Popular children's book author Lisa McCourt attended the 10am performance of her very first page-to-stage adaptation: STC's world premiere of I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE. This heart-warming new musical, on stage thru Sunday May 15th, was adapted for the stage by Jeannine Coulombe who also wrote the lyrics and features music by twin cities favorite Michael Gruber.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to present a look into their production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now playing through Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. With music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields,  music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/3/2016 - 5/10/2016
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on 5/3/2016 - 5/10/2016. (more...)

Marina & Nicco's New Comedy About Race, ROOM 4, Comes to The PIT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

ROOM 4, a new play by Marina & Nicco (runtime 1 hour), comes to The PIT, (123 East 24th Street, by Lexington Avenue) Sunday, May 22nd - 7:00pm; Thursday, May 26th - 9:30pm; and Friday, May 27th, 2016. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Michael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE Wins $10,000 MARFIELD PRIZE National Award for Arts Writing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

The Arts Club of Washington has just announced that the winner of the tenth annual Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing, is Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway by Michael Riedel. (more...)

Se acerca la gala final Y QUIEN NECESITA BROADWAY
by ALBA LLANOS - Apr 30, 2016

Llega la gala final del IV certamen Y QUIEN NECESITA BROADWAY (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street, featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Ashley Tepper & More to Judge 2016 Joci Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Celebrity judges for the 2016 Joci Awards include director/producer and actors from stage television and film. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Sterling Masters of Broadway's WICKED
by Bob Rizzo - Apr 28, 2016

Sterling Masters hails from Charlotte, NC and is currently appearing in Wicked on Broadway. Long before she made her Broadway debut in the show she grew up dancing in her mom's dance studio. She competed in dance competitions and still holds the record for being the first and only dancer to hold all four titles for Carolina Dance Masters. After a brief stint at Florida State, Sterling was cast in the national tour of Fosse and never looked back. She went on to perform (and dance captain) national tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Wicked, to name a few. (more...)

BWW Preview: DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain Benefit Arts for All at 42West on 5/16
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 27, 2016

Jacob Langfelder, along with two-time TONY and GRAMMY nominated producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. will present a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain, on Monday, May 16th at 8 p.m. at 42West to benefit Arts for All. (more...)

21st Greenwich+Docklands International Festival Sets Full Programme
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

In 2016, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London's largest and most ambitious festival of outdoor arts, presents a 21st birthday programme, including 6 World Premieres, 5 UK Premieres and 12 London Premieres. Presented as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals, the programme will include:• 3 large scale productions: The House, a spectacular fusion of dance, film and pyrotechnics to mark the 400th anniversary of The Queen's House; Silence, a new outdoor theatre production created by the renowned Polish company Teatr Biuro Podro?y; and The Clash of Drums by Les Commandos Percus & Deabru Beltzak, an explosive fusion of percussion and fireworks (more...)

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