VIDEO: Josh Groban Auditions to Be Ballperson for 2015 U.S. OpenVIDEO: Josh Groban Auditions to Be Ballperson for 2015 U.S. Open
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Josh Groban is a huge tennis fan and last week, attempted to both qualify and audition to be a ballperson at this year's U.S. Open. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman TheaterWEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for WEST SIDE STORY.  Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015. (more...)

Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 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...)

Donna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & MoreDonna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2015

A living legend is coming to 54 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...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 7, 2015

Still reeling from Something Rotten's Bryant Park performance? Still trying to win the 'Ham4Ham' lottery? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosaTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosa
by BWW Staff - Aug 7, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Stephen DeRosa, who plays a slew of characters in On the Town, currently playing at the Lyric Theatre. (more...)

LOUISA, REQUESTED Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekLOUISA, REQUESTED Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event:  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus - Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus - Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances run August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tickets to BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Holiday Extravaganza Now on SaleTickets to BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Holiday Extravaganza Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Tickets for Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon Holiday Extravaganza - beginning Wednesday, November 18 and continuing through New Year's Eve (Wednesday, December 31) - are available now. Beach Blanket Babylon welcomes the season with special performances packed with hilarious spoofs of pop culture & political characters, the annual tradition also features A Chorus Line of tap dancing Christmas trees, special parodies of traditional Christmas carols and the legendary gigantic Yuletide Hat. (more...)

Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue TheatreLaura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go In-Depth with ON THE TOWN's New Star Misty Copeland - From Rehearsals to Opening Night!STAGE TUBE: Go In-Depth with ON THE TOWN's New Star Misty Copeland - From Rehearsals to Opening Night!
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2015

On the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland joined the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN on Tuesday, Augst 25th in the role of 'Ivy'. Copeland will be performing through September 6. The Huffington Post just unveiled a behind-the-scenes profile of her journey from rehearsals to opening night on Broadway, featuring interviews with Misty and her co-star Tony Yazbeck. Watch it below! (more...)

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Graces Wolf TrapBWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Graces Wolf Trap
by Ellen Burns - Aug 29, 2015

There are many gifted vocalists in this world (more about that later) and many gifted vocalists with charming personalities, but the sheer volume of gift and charm packed into the diminutive Kristin Chenoweth is a wonder to behold. She can sing, my word, can she sing, but when she is on stage, as last night at Wolf Trap, what particularly strikes you is her openness, sincerity and ease with herself and her audience. Chenoweth is a generous performer, warmly sharing the stage with local DC artists and musicians, and her music director, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, a talented vocalist in her own right. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rockin' SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE with TheatreWorks Florida's Scott A. CookBWW Interview: Rockin' SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE with TheatreWorks Florida's Scott A. Cook
by Kimberly Moy - Aug 28, 2015

TheatreWorks Florida is known throughout the Orlando theater scene for putting on hit productions like Legally Blonde in 2012, Sweeney Todd in 2014, and Nunsense in 2013. If you've seen any of those shows you know that the quality of theater is best in the business. This year, TheatreWorks Florida was awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Arts of Central Florida. These grants will support their community outreach program TheatreCares, which brings full-quality productions to education locations that may not otherwise be able to experience live theater. (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway DebutVIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway Debut
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

Copeland launched her own YouTube channel called 'Misty on YouTube'and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look as she prepares for her Broadway debut. (more...)

Ocean Grove to Present Orchestra of St Peter by the Sea, 9/12Ocean Grove to Present Orchestra of St Peter by the Sea, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association will present its 2015 season finale concert by the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson, on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Great Auditorium.  Showtime is 8 pm.  Tickets are $25 reserved, $20 general admission.  Order online at www.oceangrove.org or call 800-590-4064.  The Great Auditorium is located at Pilgrim and Ocean Pathways in Ocean Grove, NJ.  All facilities are handicapped-accessible. (more...)

Ballet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN TonightBallet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Beginning tonight, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway DebutSTAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway Debut
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Misty Copeland never intended to work on Broadway, but now that she's here she's chronicling every graceful step in a video series, MISTY ON THE TOWN. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist BarriersPHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist Barriers
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Why Broadway's original Miss Turnstiles' father could not attend her 1944 opening night. (more...)

BWW Preview: Frank Ferrante's AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to Rancho MirageBWW Preview: Frank Ferrante's AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to Rancho Mirage
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 25, 2015

Frank Ferrante brings his one-man show to the Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep), in the last of CVRep's summer 2015 cabaret series. 'Groucho,' as played by Mr. Ferrante, will entertain audiences for three performances on the weekend of August 28th through the 30th. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM to Kick Off Season 16 at Stoneham TheatreA FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM to Kick Off Season 16 at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Stoneham Theatre opens Season 16 with Stephen Sondheim's riotously funny Broadway musical hit A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Performances run from September 10 - October 4, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Playhouse on the Square Gives BILLY ELLIOT a Chance to DanceBWW Review: Playhouse on the Square Gives BILLY ELLIOT a Chance to Dance
by Joseph Baker - Aug 24, 2015

Elton John's score enlivens Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOT. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His BirthdaySTAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His Birthday
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2015

In honor of Gene Kelly's 103rd Birthday, ON THE TOWN cast members Eloise Kropp and Cory Lingner have recreated the song and dance number 'Main Street' from the film version of ON THE TOWN. Check out the performance below! (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill PlayhouseFull Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical The Bandstand. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi) and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star in The Bandstand. (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2015

Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Copeland performing the Miss Turnstiles ballet sequence - watch her run the gamut of styles (to perfection) in the number below! (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This WeekendStuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music CircusSTAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 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. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 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...)

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt & James Fox to Join Willemijn Verkaik in Concert at The Ambassadors TheatreVictoria Hamilton-Barritt & James Fox to Join Willemijn Verkaik in Concert at The Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Special guests are announced today for the one-off solo concert of Dutch vocal powerhouse Willemijn Verkaik, playing for one night only at the Ambassadors Theatre next Tuesday 25 August 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban Sings Memorable Donald Trump Tweets on JIMMY KIMMELVIDEO: Josh Groban Sings Memorable Donald Trump Tweets on JIMMY KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, surprise guest Josh Groban set some of the best tweets of presidential candidate Donald Trump to music. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sabrina Harper Kicks High in PIPPINBWW Interview: Sabrina Harper Kicks High in PIPPIN
by Erica Miner - Aug 18, 2015

Harper will contribute her high-kicking talents to the acclaimed National Touring production (more...)

Cast Announced for Seattle Music Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARCast Announced for Seattle Music Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Seattle Musical Theatre's 2015/2016 season roars to life with the high-voltage rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Seattle superstar Billie Wildrick makes her SMT directorial debut as director and will be joined by SMT Associate Music Consultant Brandon Peck as music director and BroadwayWorld Award-winning Troy Wageman as choreographer. (more...)

BWW Review: Paramount's PIPPIN Shines with a Dark Sexy CircusBWW Review: Paramount's PIPPIN Shines with a Dark Sexy Circus
by Jay Irwin - Aug 17, 2015

Stephen Schwartz's "Pippin" is one of those under appreciated musicals. It definitely has its problems but if done well it can deliver the goods. Well, the current tour of the recent Broadway run certainly delivers those goods. Not only does it retain the dark edginess of the story but it's also infused with thrilling circus routines that make it a crowd pleaser on many levels. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2015

Today in 2008, the first Broadway revival of A Chrous Line closed at the Schoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 759 performances. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on A Chorus Line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

STAGES St. Louis welcomes back its red-hot award-winning smash hit The Full Monty! Featuring a powerful story with enduring characters, this hilarious, yet heartwarming musical comedy will run September 4 - October 4 at the Robert G. Reim theatre in Kirkwood.  (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-  JERSEY BOYS' Richard H. BlakeTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- JERSEY BOYS' Richard H. Blake
by BWW Staff - Aug 14, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Richard H. Blake, who stars as 'Tommy DeVito' in Jersey Boys, currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Stage CHICAGO This SeptemberPalo Alto Players to Stage CHICAGO This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Palo Alto Payers, the Peninsula's first theatre company, presents CHICAGO, a brilliant musical satire that brings you the razzle­dazzle music of vaudeville, show­stopping dance numbers - and all that jazz! Written by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, CHICAGO is the winner of six Tony Awards. CHICAGO will play for 11 performances, September 11-27, 2015 at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. (more...)

Broadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel MirandaBroadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Nora Dominick - Aug 12, 2015

He is arguably the biggest composer of the biggest musical in recent years. Lin-Manuel Miranda has transformed Broadway with his critically adored, history-making new musical, Hamilton, which combines the two things he loves the most: hip-hop and musical theatre. On August 12, The New York Times published an extensive article on Miranda entitled 'Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator and Star of 'Hamilton,' Grew Up on Hip-Hop and Show Tunes.' From the loads of background information included, BroadwayWorld has put together a list of things we learned about the Broadway It-Guy. Check out the list below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2015

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: WONDERFUL TOWN: A Nice Place to VisitBWW Reviews: WONDERFUL TOWN: A Nice Place to Visit
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 12, 2015

Katie Anne Clark and Jennifer Ellis are dynamite as the dynamic Sherwood sisters in the Reagle Music Theatre production of WONDERFUL TOWN, an old-fashioned musical comedy with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Clark's comedic flair, Ellis' luminous voice, an ensemble of triple-threat performers, extraordinary choreography, and a 22-piece orchestra are just five of the many good reasons to get yourself to RMT in Waltham before they roll up the sidewalks. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

MNM's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Moves to Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse This WeekendMNM's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Moves to Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

MNM Productions today announced that its current production of the award-winning musical SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM is moving to the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach for five performances (August 13-16) following a successful 10-show run at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Previews: PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Tokyu Theatre Orb and Other Musicals Scheduled for Tokyo This FallBWW Previews: PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Tokyu Theatre Orb and Other Musicals Scheduled for Tokyo This Fall
by Bonny Loo - Aug 10, 2015

Before iTunes and Spotify came along, I used to collect every original cast CD of any Broadway or West End musical that I could lay my hands on, including foreign language cast recordings. By far, my largest collection of non-English cast CDs consists of Japanese cast recordings, many of which were released by Gekidan Shiki (Shiki Theatre Company). Over the last five decades, Shiki has mounted Japanese-language productions of Applause (1972), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), West Side Story (1974), A Chorus Line (1979), Evita (1982), Cats (1983), The Phantom of the Opera (1988), Crazy For You (1993), Beauty and the Beast (1995), The Lion King (1998), Aspects of Love (1999), Mamma Mia! (2002), Aida (2003), The Little Mermaid (2013), The Sound of Music (2013), Wicked (2013) and Aladdin (2015). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 10, 2015

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Alice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAlice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

BW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses YouBW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses You
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 10, 2015

'You really don't choose this business; it chooses you,' Jessica Lee Goldyn says of her becoming a professional dancer and actress while still in her teens. That bright career which has taken her to Broadway and around the country performing in musical theatre now brings her to Brunswick, Maine, to reprise the role of Elizabeth in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which opened at Maine State Music Theatre August 6th. The role of Frederick Frankenstein's glamorous and fickle wife has been tailored to her extraordinary dancing abilities by director Marc Robin, and, as she tells Broadway World a few days before opening, she is enjoying the experience enormously! (more...)

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