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Composer Gordon Schwinn faces death from a brain tumor. When he is diagnosed, he is confronted with the real possibility that his musical legacy will be cut short. William Finn's semi-autobiographical musical is energetic, sardonic, and poignant in its exploration of anxiety, self-doubt, and the healing power of art.

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth on Bringing Lily Garland Back to Broadway- I Just Knew It Was Right'BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth on Bringing Lily Garland Back to Broadway- I Just Knew It Was Right'
by Richard Ridge - May 9, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nomineeKristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld'sRichard Ridge, discussinghow things are going atOn the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows like Wicked and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and so much more. Check out Kristin's thoughts on her demanding new role below and watchthe full interview here! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on WICKED- 'I'll Never Have a Better Entrance in My Career'BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on WICKED- 'I'll Never Have a Better Entrance in My Career'
by Richard Ridge - May 7, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows, and so much more. Check out Kristin's favorite menories from YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and WICKED below and watch the full interview here! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on Choosing YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Over ANNIE GET YOUR GUNBWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on Choosing YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Over ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Richard Ridge - May 6, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows, and so much more. Check out Kristin's favorite menories from YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and WICKED below and watch the full interview here! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Will Launch US Tour from Park City, Utah This Summer!Kristin Chenoweth Will Launch US Tour from Park City, Utah This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth has a big year ahead! Not only will the 2015 Tony nominee (currently starring in Roundabout's On the Twentieth Century) host theatre's biggest night this June, but later this summer she'll launch another US tour! For additional information, visit: http://officialkristinchenoweth.com/tour/. The current itinerary is as follows: (more...)

William Finn and More Set for 'PLAYING JEWISH AT THE NAATCO' Panel, 6/8 at The PublicWilliam Finn and More Set for 'PLAYING JEWISH AT THE NAATCO' Panel, 6/8 at The Public
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Racial representation on the American stage is incongruous with the heterogeneity of the United States. For the past twenty-five years, NAATCO has responded to this challenge by producing European and American classics with all-Asian American casts. This panel, 'Playing Jewish at the National Asian American Theatre Company',examines the strategy behind, and the effectiveness of, NAATCO's mission through a case study of its productions of plays with all Jewish characters, including the upcoming remount of their production of AWAKE AND SING! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nominees Weigh In - How Tall is Tonys Host Kristin Chenoweth?STAGE TUBE: Nominees Weigh In - How Tall is Tonys Host Kristin Chenoweth?
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2015

The 69th AnnualTONY AWARDSair Sunday, June 7 at 8/7c. on CBS. Below, several Tony nominees attempt to guess Tony host Kristin Chenoweth's height. Click to see if they're close! (more...)

VIDEO: Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Preview the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS!VIDEO: Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Preview the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

Below, Tony Award winners and this year's hosts of the ceremony, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming preview Broadway's biggest night! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Easy Street! Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Re-Team To Host The 2015 Tony AwardsFLASH FRIDAY: Easy Street! Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Re-Team To Host The 2015 Tony Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2015

Today we are saluting the two Tony-winning hosts of this year's Tony Awards, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming! (more...)

BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Talks Working With Broadway Legends, Giving Back to Seniors, and More!BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Talks Working With Broadway Legends, Giving Back to Seniors, and More!
by Sally Henry - May 22, 2015

Though no one in Aaron Lazar's family had professionally pursued show business before he came along, he sees his entire career as being heavily influenced by his musically talented grandparents and great-grandparents. So in order to give back to the special seniors in his personal and professional life, Lazar has become involved with JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging), a non-profit organization. Lazar opened up to me about the impact the seniors in his life have had on him, his favorite memories from working with legends like Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, why he wanted to join JASA, and more. Check out the interview below! (more...)

The Ruckus Sets Cast for MATAWAN World Premiere, 6/26-7/26 at the AthenaeumThe Ruckus Sets Cast for MATAWAN World Premiere, 6/26-7/26 at the Athenaeum
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

On the heels of hit comedy Barbecue Apocalypse, The Ruckus continues its 2014-15 season, dubbed the "season of catastrophe," with the world premiere of MATAWAN, Dan Caffrey's thrilling physical story of terror, coming of age, and the transformative power of total disaster. The Allison Shoemaker-directed production will run June 26th-July 26th at the Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N Southport Ave) in Chicago. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/20/2015 - PERMISSION, Kander & Miranda at THE VISIT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/20/2015 - PERMISSION, Kander & Miranda at THE VISIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 20, 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: PERMISSION opens off-Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Kander after THE VISIT and more! (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced 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, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This WeekendSan Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre BeganBWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridgeof 'Backstage withRichard Ridge' recently sat down withIT SHOULDA BEEN YOUcast membersSierra Boggess,David Burtka,Montego Glover,Harriet Harris,Lisa HowardandChip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more. Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing.Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 47th consecutive summer season with the Broadway favorite, Guys and Dolls, from June 11-21, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Set in Damon Runyon's jubilant, shimmering New York City, this Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway's Chicago, PBS's Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops). Broadway veteran David Hugo (LES MISERABLES) returns to direct Frank Loesser's romantic comedy that demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a 'doll.' Reagle Music Theatre is the long-running regional theater company known for casting Broadway stars alongside regional talent. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

Strange Sun Theatre Presents CLOSER THAN YOU THINKStrange Sun Theatre Presents CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

Strange Sun Theater - under the direction of Artistic Directors Jessica Bashline and Evan Mueller - concludes its third season with a workshop/showcase production of the new musical, CLOSER THAN YOU THINK. Performances will begin June 18 in The Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Sets Pre-Show Lobby Project EventsEncores! Off-Center Sets Pre-Show Lobby Project Events
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Lobby Project, a series of free pre-show events presented in conjunction with the third season of New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series, will take place June 24 - July 18 at City Center. The events will place the Off-Center musicals in the context of their legacies and provide insightful explorations of the work the audience is about to experience. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/4/2015 - Silverstone is 'GOOD STOCK' and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/4/2015 - Silverstone is 'GOOD STOCK' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 4, 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: Alicia Silverstone returns to the stage, Steve Guttenberg stars in the 'other' Shakespeare in the Park and more! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Apologizes For Missing STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS Concert Due To VertigoKristin Chenoweth Apologizes For Missing STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS Concert Due To Vertigo
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Vertigo forces Kristin Chenoweth to miss a charity concert appearance! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 20-26THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 20-26
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2015

Still reeling from the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announcement? Getting ready for Broadway in Bryant Park? 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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/26/2015 - 'FIVE POINTS', GREY GARDENS Auction and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/26/2015 - 'FIVE POINTS', GREY GARDENS Auction and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 26, 2015

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: NYC readings, a GREY GARDENS auction and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Finn and Lapine Perform Minor Surgery on A NEW BRAINBWW Reviews: Finn and Lapine Perform Minor Surgery on A NEW BRAIN
by Michael Dale - Jun 26, 2015

The musical inspired by William Finn's near-death experience gets a revised concert mounting from Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

In honor of the New York return of A New Brain, today we salute medically-themed moments from musicals. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - Jun 26, 2015

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: And They're Off! Encores! A NEW BRAIN Cast Takes Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: And They're Off! Encores! A NEW BRAIN Cast Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. BroadwayWorld brings photos from the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 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: AMAZING GRACE arrives on Broadway, RUTHLESS! returns to NYC and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A NEW BRAIN Company Celebrates Another Encores! Opening NightPhoto Coverage: A NEW BRAIN Company Celebrates Another Encores! Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. BroadwayWorld brings photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Starring Jonathan Groff!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Starring Jonathan Groff!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below! (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema WebbjoinJonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June27, 2015. The production isdirected by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Groff, Ana Gasteyer & More in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINPhoto Flash: First Look at Jonathan Groff, Ana Gasteyer & More in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/2015 - A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/2015 - A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 24, 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: Jonathan Groff is looking for A New Brain, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM hits the London stage running and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Starring Jonathan Groff!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Starring Jonathan Groff!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below! (more...)

Between Us Productions to Stage THE FAIRER SEX at Theatre Row This JulyBetween Us Productions to Stage THE FAIRER SEX at Theatre Row This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Between Us Productions will present the World Premiere of Sander Gusinow's The Fairer Sex, directed by Samantha Lee Manas. It begins performances on July 27th and will celebrate its opening night on July 28 and run through August 2nd at Theatre Row Studio Theatre. Tickets are $18 and available at www.Telecharge.com. For mature audiences only. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/20-6/21/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/20-6/21/2015
by - Jun 21, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 21, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Groff Talks About His Upcoming Turn in Encores! A NEW BRAIN, HAMILTON and Much More!BWW Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Groff Talks About His Upcoming Turn in Encores! A NEW BRAIN, HAMILTON and Much More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 21, 2015

Jonathan Groff may have been away from Broadway for a while, but this season he is taking the musical theatre community by storm. This spring he appeared in The Public Theater's breakthrough production of HAMILTON as King George III, a role he will follow to Broadway later this summer. He also appeared in a sold-out concert event of HOW TO SUCCEED, performed at London's Royal Festival Hall. Now, Groff is taking on the role of 'Gordon' in A New Brain, as part of ENCORES! Off-Center series. During a break in rehearsals, Groff chatted with BroadwayWorld about everything A New Brain, upcoming HAMILTON rehearsals, making his long-awaited Broadway return and so much more. Check out the full interview below and don't forget to catch Groff intheEncores! Off-Centerproduction of A New Brain, runningJune 24-27, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/2/2015 - Eisenberg's THE SPOILS, Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/2/2015 - Eisenberg's THE SPOILS, Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 2, 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: Jesse Eisenberg returns to the stage, ON YOUR FEET! starts up in the Windy City and more! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 13-19THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2015

Been watching Bombshell in Concertvideos all week? Still listening to Sydney Lucas singing 'Ring of Keys'? 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...)

Samantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley RepSamantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced that award-winning British actress Samantha Barks will star in the world premiere of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room with Jonathan Groff & More for Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINBWW TV: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room with Jonathan Groff & More for Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2015

Jonathan Groff Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will soon star in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn andJames Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. Below, we take you inside the rehearsal room with the company! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/2015 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 'FAUSTUS', Parsons and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/2015 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 'FAUSTUS', Parsons and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 18, 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: Two off-Broadway openings and a starry INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO appearance from the Almighty Jim Parsons! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Groff, Ana Gasteyer & More for Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Groff, Ana Gasteyer & More for Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Jonathan GroffJenni Barber,Quentin Earl Darrington,Bradley Dean,Dan Fogler,Ana Gasteyer,Josh Lamon,Aaron Lazar,Alyse Alan LouisandRema Webbwill soon starin the Encores! Off-Center production ofWilliam FinnandJames Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed byJames Lapine, with choreography byJosh Prince. Below, we take you inside the rehearsal room with the company! (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala TonightJonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor three of the organization's 'Unsung Heroes' - Ted Chapin, Jeffrey Gural and Robert Zukerman at TDF's Gala tonight, June 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

InDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & MoreInDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist celebrated for his uniquely designed mainstages musicals showcasing a fiercely idiosyncratic style and flair all his own, the one and only William Finn. Outlining the new version of A New Brain set to be presented later this month at City Center as part of the Encores! Off-Center series, Finn discusses his original intentions behind many moments in the show as well as shares his inspiration for many musical moments in the melodic and moving score, as well. Additionally, Finn shares fresh news of his long in developtment musical adaptation of George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and provides preliminary details on the forthcoming revival of his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS set to premiere later this season, as well. Plus, Finn imparts his enthusiasm for the upcoming 10th anniversary cast reunion of his popular musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, touches upon his favorite songs to date and expresses his desire to revisit Depression-era musical ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES in the future, as well as reveals his personal favorite songs to date and much, much more. (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals, Part 2SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals, Part 2
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 2, 2015

The BroadwayWorld community is nothing if not vocal and yesterday's critical column revealing my top picks for the most important gay musicals of all time inspired many reactions in the feedback, on Facebook and on social media, ranging from 'I LOVE LOVE LOVE COCO' to 'No FUN HOME?' to 'Where's THE FAGGOT?' and far beyond. As with any list such as this, historical perspective is an essential element and a musical such as FUN HOME that has only been on Broadway mere months is obviously too new to truly assess insofar as its historical influence and impact on the overall legacy of gay musicals on Broadway in toto - going as far back as 1969's COCO and covering all the way up to 2013's KINKY BOOTS, as yesterday's list did. So, as a result, we are giving you more of what you asked for and sharing 10 more musicals that have been important to the gay movement, all of which cited in yesterday's column but not included on the actual top ten. What follows are my personal choices, so what are yours? Let us know and perhaps we will even need to do another list to shine a light on even more LGBT touchstones. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay MusicalsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2015

The landmark Supreme Court ruling handed down late last week instating national legalization of marriage rights for all individuals is a cause celebre for the country at large, particularly the Broadway community who has vocally and vociferously fought for equal acceptance for all for decades. Given the preponderance of LGBT people in the theatre community itself, this victory is a particular joy for many to celebrate. As a result of this momentous event, now is the ideal time to take a look back at the most important and notable musicals that have appeared on Broadway in the last several decades to shine a light on the gay community, ranging from portrayals of closeted individuals trapped and unable to find acceptance in a conservative society all the way to the out and proud representations available to see in some currently running smash hits. Additionally, who could forget all of musicals that have touched upon LGBT issues over the years - from the campy to the controversial to the highly acclaimed. (more...)

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