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Halekulani Announces Partnership with Dramatists Guild Fund, Opening Performances by Andrew Lippa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Halekulani, Oahu's most acclaimed luxury hotel just steps away from Waikiki Beach, is pleased to announce its partnership with New York's renowned Dramatists Guild Fund. This partnership will encompass a series of musical performances at the hotel's fabled Lewers Lounge and will commence with two special performances by Mr. Andrew Lippa, acclaimed award-winning Broadway composer,performer, and President of the Dramatists' Guild, on March 10 and 11. (more...)

The Canadian Premiere of the West End Hit Musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS Begins 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

David Mirvish, Michael Harrison, John Reid and Paul Elliott are delighted to present the Canadian premiere of the new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, based on the smash-hit film.  Performances begin Wednesday March 15 through April 23 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.  Media night is Wed March 22, 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth with Minnesota Orchestra
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Mar 6, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth's love affair with the city of Minneapolis was returned to her as audience members enjoyed every moment of her first performance with the Minnesota Orchestra on March 4. The award-winning actress and singer wowed the full house crowd with her stories and classic songs. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of (more...)

BWW Interview: Roger Bart Hopes SPEECH & DEBATE Full Of Broadway References Resonates With His Daughter
by Leigh Scheps - Mar 31, 2017

While Roger Bart is known for his comedic chops in shows like Disaster!, Young Frankenstein and The Producers, he knows how to make people laugh even in some of his more serious roles. (more...)

Andrew Lippa, Jonah Broscow to Star in THE MAN IN THE CEILING at Bay Street Theater; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced the full creative team and members of the cast of THE MAN IN THE CEILING, with book by Jules Feiffer, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and directed by Jeffrey Seller, producer of Hamilton. (more...)

BWW Preview: CHARLIE BROWN and the Gang Coming to Teco Theatre - With Special Sensory-Friendly Performance at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 31, 2017

Those with sensitivity issues, autism and other disabilities who have never experienced the magic of live theatre will be able to see You're A Good Man Charlie Brown with special accommodations on April 23 at TECO Theatre, Straz Center. (more...)

Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, and Seth Rudetsky Come Together Again at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Broadway vets and good friends Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin and Seth Rudetsky will team up at Feinstein's/54 Below for an all-comedy evening of music and Broadway stories. (more...)

Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Direct NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, the network's 2017 live holiday musical production starring Jennifer Lopez, has found its directorial duo (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Return to Don't Tell Mama for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at Don't Tell Mama and the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Midnight at The Never Get, conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Sonnenblick, directed by Max Friedman (Ruby Manger Live!, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band), and produced by Michael Chase Gosselin (POPE! An Epic Musical, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree), will return home to Don't Tell Mama (342 West 46th Street) on Tuesday, March 14 at 8pm for a special one-night-only concert to celebrate receiving a 2017 Bistro Award for 'Book Musical,' and a 2017 MAC Award nomination for 'Show Of The Year.' (more...)

CTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. It was initially scheduled for March 14th but was rescheduled due to snowstorm Stella. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman of We So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness, the Haters of Reddit and Their March 27 Cabaret AMERICAN: OTHER
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 27, 2017

Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman get real in this discussion of diversity and what it means to be 'Other' in America. We So Hapa stages its second cabaret March 27 at 8 PM. (more...)

Award-winning Director Kate Gaul Takes On Patrick White's Dark Classic THE HAM FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Following on from the recent critical acclaim of her direction of The Trouble with Harry at The Seymour Centre, the unstoppable, multi-award winning Kate Gaul is next turning her hand to direct Patrick White's gothic comedy, The Ham Funeral - one of the most challenging and legendary plays in Australia's theatrical history!  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire's touching play, as the final play in the 16/17 season.  Directed by Katie Laris, performances will be April 12-29 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

The York Theatre Company Announces Cast and Creative Team For MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). (more...)

In the Wings Productions to Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, presents the award-winning 'Peanuts' musical You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, with performances March 24 through April 2, 2017 at the Snug Harbor Music Hall. (more...)

New Tampa Players is Bringing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Their Home Stage at the University Area CDC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

New Tampa Players is bringing Jesus Christ Superstar to their home stage at the University Area CDC March 31 through April 2 and April 7 through April 9, but first they have been taking the show on the road. Earlier this month, the cast performed a musical revue for the resident families at Metropolitan Ministries. 'Rehearsals for Superstar have been demanding, so I wasn't sure how the cast would feel about giving up a Saturday,' Director G. Frank Meekins said, 'but in the end it was a privilege to be able to share musical theater with adults and children who might not otherwise get to see a live performance like this.' (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, announces their 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood to be held this Saturday, March 18th, 2017 with doors opening to the red carpet at 6:30pm at the Gettysburg College Union Ballroom located on campus near Lincoln and College Avenues in Gettysburg. (more...)

BWW Review: CK Production's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 15, 2017

CK Productions' latest, Tony nominee You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown is a really cute production. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his iconic comic strip Peanuts, this fun musical, created by Clark Gesner, was actually originally done in 1967. This incarnation, however, is a replication of the 1999 revival. (more...)

Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Coming to Juneau and Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Young Scout watches her father, the lawyer Atticus Finch, defend a black man accused of a horrible crime. Can Atticus secure justice for his client in this racially charged case, or does his influence have limits? Will the family pay an unacceptable price if he tries? See Harper Lee's beloved tale of a young lawyer and his family testing their limits and the unwritten laws of their time. To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by Harper Lee, runs March 14 - April 16in Juneau, and April 27 - May 7 in Anchorage. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Five Cents of Advice from 'Little Known Facts' Host Ilana Levine
by Broadwaysted - Mar 14, 2017

'The Doctor is In' this week as we get Broadwaysted with actress and podcast buddy Ilana Levine! The crew is pouring out cider and red wine as we discuss our favorite kinds of apples and how cute it would be if a shark gave you a hickey. Ilana spills about her amazing experience with YOU'RE A Good Man CHARLIE BROWN and the different ways she and her fellow cast members warmed up. (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild to Present YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (REVISED)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Windham Theatre Guild will present You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised), based on the comic strip 'Peanuts' by Charles M. Shulz, book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. This 'revised version' of Charlie Brown is a fresh approach to the well- known all-time classic musical from 1967, and opens Friday, March 24th at the Burton Leavitt Theatre. (more...)

Experience Some 'Good Grief' in DOG SEES GOD at York College Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The York College of Pennsylvania Division of Theatre will bookend its first show of the season with Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead written by Bert V. Royal. (more...)

BWW Preview: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Seaside Pavilion
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - Mar 13, 2017

Little known facts are coming your way! For the first time ever, the Seaside Pavilion in Old Orchard Beach, is producing an in house musical! (more...)

2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The 2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date and time will be announced shortly. (more...)

Clara & Violet Young to Appear in Retter Entertainment's 13: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Clara Young, 13 will play the part of Kendra and Violet Young, 11, will play the part of Charlotte in 13: The Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Debate Society's THE LIGHT YEARS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The world premiere production of The Light Years, written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society, is currently in previews at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, March 13, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, April 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ben Hall to Lead ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Following the welcomed announcement of a new 30th anniversary production of Alex Harding's beloved Australian musical Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co later this year, Luckiest Productions is thrilled to reveal their leading actor and hero images. (more...)

University of Washington Musical Theater Program presents PIPPIN for Third Annual Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences presents the third annual production of the UW Musical Theater Program, Pippin. The production runs March 10th through March 19th at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at NE 41st Street and University Way NE.  (more...)

The St. Bart's Players to Celebrate 90th Season with Special Gala and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The St. Bart's Players is incredibly excited to celebrate its 90th season in 2017! Before the group's spring play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Players will kick the season off with a special Gala on February 25th! (more...)

Why Are Women Still Shortchanged In Theatre?
by Gary Naylor - Feb 20, 2017

Has theatre come to terms with 21st century women? Or are female characters too frequently there to help the men drive the plot from curtain to curtain? (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Hunter Martin and Robyn Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 18, 2017

Today, cast members Hunter Martin and Robyn Smith talk about their own journeys to a life in the theater, revealing details about themselves and their process and offering some suggestions for why you need to come see the show, which runs through February 26 in the Shamblin Theatre on the Lipscomb campus. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Tries) to Enjoy the Beautiful Weather, COMEDY OF TENORS Preps and Primps, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week Broadway's beautiful weather had PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's cast attempting to crack a window, the lovely ladies of Paper Mill's COMEDY OF TENORS got even lovelier, and friends north of the border at Theatre Sheridan send us some great looking cast snapshots. Check out more below! (more...)

BWW Review: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 7, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth Radiates Elegance in an Intimate Evening (more...)

Tim Draxl Joins the Cast of ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

???????After much anticipation, Luckiest Productions is thrilled to reveal Tim Draxl as the final cast member in the 30th anniversary production of Alex Harding's beloved Australian musical Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co later this year. (more...)

BWW Interview: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 3, 2017

Spend an Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth Coming to The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (more...)

Hanaya Cotton Releases 'False Dreams Broken Promises'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Hanaya Cotton, an avid reader, writer, music lover and mother of two teenage boys, has completed her new book 'False Dreams Broken Promises': a poignant story of love and life in the modern world. Three beautiful sisters, each with her own unique voice and outlook, narrate the story from their own perspectives. (more...)

BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN to Play the Secret Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Charles Schulz's treasured comic comes to life in the classic musical, 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.' Following our sold out run of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Secret Theatre Musicals is delighted to bring another fantastic show from the Peanuts canon to the Secret Theatre! The production will run May 3-8, 2017 (3,4,5,6,7,8 @ 7pm Matinees 6 & 7 @ 3pm). (more...)

BWW Interview: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 20, 2017

'Whattya wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU-' Stop the madness, y'all. Jacksonville is the smallest big town I've ever seen, and although there is so much to do, it can be overwhelming trying to narrow it down. The Vital 5 is here to help you decide. This weekly feature breaks down my top 5 theatrical picks for the upcoming week. Share this to help your friends, and we can then all avoid the frustration of having to choose (well, kind of - you're on your own for dinner plans!) (more...)

Sheridan Smith to visit Birmingham Hippodrome in Smash-Hit Musical FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to welcome Sheridan Smith in the UK Tour of Funny Girl from 8 - 13 May 2017 who reprises her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice. (more...)

VIDEO: Will Kristin Chenoweth Star in West End's SOAPDISH? Her Answer Has Us Really Excited!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, actress Kristin Chenoweth was asked by a caller whether the rumor is true that she will be starring in the musical adaptation of SOAPDISH in London's West End and her answer has us really excited! (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. Announces Executive Team Changes and Addition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

 It is with great excitement Brown Paper Box Co. announces a change-up and addition to their Executive Team as they continue their 2017/2018 season. Co-founding members Anna Schutz and M. William Panek are making the move to Executive Director and Marketing Director, respectively. They are joined by Kristi Szczepanek in the company's newest Executive role, Director of Community Outreach & Development. Kristi has gone above and beyond as Company Admin and has proven herself as a driven, organized, and forward-thinking leader in her short time as Artistic Associate. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Attempts Musical Impressions of Streisand & More on LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY, guest Kristin Chenoweth played a musical edition of 'Impression Session' with Kelly Ripa and her guest co-host Jussie Smollett. (more...)

The World Premiere of I'M NOT FAMOUS - A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus Opens 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Santa Monica Playhouse presents 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (Backstage) in a dynamite world premiere musical, I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a funny, poignant and powerful evening of theatre laced with shared private moments, personal tidbits, and a plethora of musical delights from film, television and Broadway star Barbara Minkus. Helmed by renowned performer/director Susan Morgenstern, with musical accompaniment by Ron Barnett, I'm Not Famous opens Sunday,April 23 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

New Musical SWEETEE, Set in '30s Depression-Era South, to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SWEETEE (www.SweeteeTheMusical.com) a new American musical with book, music and lyrics by Gail Kriegel (Home Front, Seven) and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony  nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Birch (Broadway: Grease, Candide, Parade) will play at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) for a limited engagement from May 21st - June 18th. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

Darius Campbell to join Sheridan Smith in FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 11, 2017

Darius Campbell will play Nick Arnstein opposite Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice for performances at Edinburgh Playhouse (18 - 22 April) as part of the nationwide Funny Girl tour (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Announces She's Taking a Break from the Business
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth announced on Instagram today that she has decided to take a break from show business...human show business that is. Chenoweth recently adopted a puppy named Thunder, who has become a major focus in her life. Now she wants to take Thunder to the next level and start competing in dog shows. (more...)

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