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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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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.

The Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITEThe Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the critically acclaimed FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be released later this season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside The Brown Paper Box Co.'s 5-Year Anniversary BashPhoto Flash: Inside The Brown Paper Box Co.'s 5-Year Anniversary Bash
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

The Brown Paper Box Co. celebrated five successful years with Brown Paper Bash: A 5-Year Anniversary Party, a one-night-only event featuring performances by The Moxie Sisters, the reunited casts of their productions of REEFER MADNESS, GODSPELL, A New Brain, and [title of show], and a special set by local singer-songwriter Jess Godwin. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/20/2015 - RIPCORD, Colin Quinn, THE BATTERY'S DOWN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/20/2015 - RIPCORD, Colin Quinn, THE BATTERY'S DOWN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 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: RIPCORD pits two stage legends off-Broadway, Colin Quinn returns to New York, THE PRODUCERS heads out on tour, and THE BATTERY'S DOWN reunites! (more...)

Squabbalogic to Stage Sydney Premiere of GREY GARDENSSquabbalogic to Stage Sydney Premiere of GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Squabbalogic Independent Musical Theatre, producers of the sell-out smash independent musicals THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and MAN OF LA MANCHA, are proud to present the Sydney premiere of GREY GARDENS, as part of the Seymour Centre's Reginald Season, from 18th November to 12th December 2015. (more...)

Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Will Get Two-Disc Album from PS ClassicsJonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Will Get Two-Disc Album from PS Classics
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Over the summer, Jonathan Groff led the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the production will get a two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95 minute show) from PS Classics, which will hit shelves on February 5, 2016. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekKerry Butler, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/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, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for October 12-18, Featuring Kerry Butler, Emerson Steele, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for October 12-18, Featuring Kerry Butler, Emerson Steele, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Oct 11, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Lyrically, The Songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman; BARE: The Reunion Concert; Emerson Steele: Roles I Can't Play Now...Or Ever...Except Tonight!; If It Only Even Runs a Minute: 15th Edition; and Kerry Butler at 54 Below. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE Begins Performances Tonight Off-BroadwayThe New Group's STEVE Begins Performances Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays tonight, November 3, through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

Jiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This FallJiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of PEERLESS by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon, November 27-December 19 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 3. The cast of PEERLESS includes Teresa Avia Lim, Christopher Livingston, Caroline Neff, JD Taylor, and Tiffany Villarin. (more...)

Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set For SIN TWISTERS, TOO! At 54 Below 11/4 & 11/15Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set For SIN TWISTERS, TOO! At 54 Below 11/4 & 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The sin twisters are back at 54 Below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Norm Lewis Previews SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Norm Lewis Previews SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Nov 25, 2015

Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas, running December 20-24 at 54 Below, is an all-new show (directed by Richard Jay-Alexander) that will help you ring in the holidays and remind you why he is one of Broadway's greatest singers and most sought-after leading men. Check out photos from a special preview of the show below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff Says 'Maybe Someday' to Recording Solo AlbumHAMILTON's Jonathan Groff Says 'Maybe Someday' to Recording Solo Album
by Jessica Khan - Nov 25, 2015

In an interview with Billboard, HAMILTON star Jonathan Groff talked about the musical's insane success, both onstage and on the music charts. When asked whether he would ever record his own solo album, Groff said, 'Maybe someday.' (more...)

BLOODY BLOODY ANGELA LANSBURY Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in JanuaryBLOODY BLOODY ANGELA LANSBURY Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

FEINSTEIN'S/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Josh Lamon, John Treacy Egan, Kevin Zac, Phillip Taratula and more in BLOODY BLOODY ANGELA LANSBURY: Murder She Wrote Live! On January 25th, 2016 at 9:30PM. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Opens Up On Being Adopted: 'The Biggest Blessing of Them All'Kristin Chenoweth Opens Up On Being Adopted: 'The Biggest Blessing of Them All'
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

In honor of November 21st being National Adoption Day, star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth, shared her personal experience of being an adopted child with WhoSay. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell to Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 FundraiserDonna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell to Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that luminaries of the Great White Way Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell will serve as the co-chairs for Broadway Dance Lab (BDL)'s major fall fundraiser, to be held at the historic Judson Church, downtown Manhattan on Nov. 17 at 7pm. BDL is a choreography incubator founded by choreographer Josh Prince (BEAUTIFUL, SHREK). (more...)

The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayThe New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for tonight, November 18. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 Fundraiser TonightDonna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 Fundraiser Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Luminaries of the Great White Way Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell will serve as the co-chairs for Broadway Dance Lab (BDL)'s major fall fundraiser at the historic Judson Church, downtown Manhattan tonight, Nov. 17 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING, HAMILTON & the Secrets Behind HBO's LOOKINGBWW Exclusive: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING, HAMILTON & the Secrets Behind HBO's LOOKING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Jonathan Groff recently appeared at the historic Curran Theatre in San Francisco and wowed the crowd by 'Looking' back at his stage and screen career. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Diversionary Theatre's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMASTickets Now on Sale for Diversionary Theatre's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Diversionary Theatre has announced that tickets are on sale for A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration In Concert, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Kim Strassburger. Performances of this holiday-inspired production begin Thursday, December 10th, 2015, at 7pm at 4545 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA. (more...)


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New Line Theatre to Return to Sheldon Concert Hall for 25 TO LIFE! This JanuaryNew Line Theatre to Return to Sheldon Concert Hall for 25 TO LIFE! This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with 25 TO LIFE! an evening of songs from New Line's first twenty-five years, for two nights only, January 5-6, 2016, at the Sheldon Concert Hall, behind the Fox Theatre in Grand Center. (more...)

Pride Films & Plays to Present 'JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI'Pride Films & Plays to Present 'JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will enliven the New Year by bringing back two leading actresses from its recent acclaimed production of the musical The Boy From Oz in a new show entitled Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli - Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert - a Tribute, featuring Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli), with music direction and orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (co-producer).  This loving musical tribute recalls the historic concert by these two famous performers at the London Palladium, just as Liza's singing career was beginning to take off. The Boy from Oz veterans Cameron Turner (choreography) and John Nasca (costume design) will round out the creative team for this dynamic new show. (more...)

Maltby & Shire's CLOSER THAN EVER to Play ICT, 2/12-3/6Maltby & Shire's CLOSER THAN EVER to Play ICT, 2/12-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Two dozen wise and witty 'songs of experience' with charming melodies and smartly crafted lyrics. International City Theatre opens its 2016 season with a recently updated version of Closer Than Ever, the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best off-Broadway Musical that also netted Drama Desk nominations for lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire. Directed and choreographed by Todd Nielsen, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, and starring ICT favorites Kevin Bailey (Abigail/1702), Valerie Perri (The Sweepers), Adam von Almen (The Heir Apparent) and newcomer Katheryne Penny, Closer Than Ever opens February 12 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Lexington Theatre Company is in final preparations for its second 'Concert With The Stars,' January 16, 2016, at 8:00pm at The Lexington Opera House. This year's line-up of stars includes Jenni Barber (Wicked, Annie, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Stephen R. Buntrock (A Little Night Music, Oklahoma, Beauty & The Beast), Erin Dilly (A Christmas Story, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Tony nominee for Chittty Chitty Bang Bang) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked, ABC's 'Nashville'), alongside collegiate and local talent - illustrating the mission of this new professional theatre company in Lexington, Kentucky. 'Concert With the Stars' is sponsored by KentuckyOne Health. (more...)

A Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical RootsA Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical Roots
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Like all theatre fans, we here at BroadwayWorld are excited to the max for Fox's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE tonight. Following in the footsteps of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, PETER PAN LIVE!, and THE WIZ LIVE!, Marc Platt and Thomas Kail have filled their cast with stars of both stage and screen. While not every T-Bird, Pink Lady, and denizen of Rydell High has Broadway credits on their resume, nearly all of them have some sort of theatrical related experience under their belts. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together TomorrowJason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Composer Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) and acclaimed singer Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray) will perform a special One Night Only concert entitled 'JASON ROBERT BROWN IN CONCERT WITH SHOSHANA BEAN' on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 8:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm). (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore to Present A NEW BRAINPlayers Club of Swarthmore to Present A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents A New Brain, a musical by William Finn and James Lapine, directed by Emily Fishman. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowBen Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Next week Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Holliday, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Rema Webb & More Support Arts-For-AllPhoto Flash: Jennifer Holliday, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Rema Webb & More Support Arts-For-All
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Jacob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers presented a one-night-only concert on Monday, featuring Tony and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday, along with FUN HOME Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Tony-winning star of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre production of SHE LOVES ME, Laura Benanti, and THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb, along with some of her fellow cast members, including Jennifer Hudson. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

BWW TV: Jennifer Holliday Performs Iconic DREAMGIRLS Number and More to Support Arts-For-AllBWW TV: Jennifer Holliday Performs Iconic DREAMGIRLS Number and More to Support Arts-For-All
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2016

Jacob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers presented a one-night-only concert on Monday, featuring Tony and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday, along with FUN HOME Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Tony-winning star of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre production of SHE LOVES ME, Laura Benanti, and THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb, along with some of her fellow cast members, including Jennifer Hudson. Click below to watch Holliday's show-stopping performance of 'And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going' from DREAMGIRLS and more! (more...)

Chelsea Plumley to Bring FOLLOW SPOT to Chapel Off ChapelChelsea Plumley to Bring FOLLOW SPOT to Chapel Off Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Join Australian singer, musician and comedienne Chelsea Plumley in a witty live musical variety show, Follow Spot, at Chapel Off Chapel in February 2016. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Join Jennifer Holliday for 42West Concert Next WeekTony Winner Laura Benanti to Join Jennifer Holliday for 42West Concert Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Jacob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers will present a one night only concert featuring TONY and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday along with the TONY Winning star of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre production of She Loves Me, Laura Benanti and The Color Purple¹s Rema Webb.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Join Jennifer Holliday for Concert at 42WestTHE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Join Jennifer Holliday for Concert at 42West
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

acob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers will present a one night only concert featuring TONY and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday along with The Color Purple¹s Rema Webb.  Julie (more...)

Music Theatre of Madison Presents LA CAGEMusic Theatre of Madison Presents LA CAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2016

?Music Theatre of Madison (MTM), a small professional theatre company beginning its tenth anniversary season, will kick off 2016 with La Cage Aux Folles, running February 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13, 2016, at Five Nightclub, 5 Applegate Court. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/5/2016 - BLACKBIRD, HAND TO GOD in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/5/2016 - BLACKBIRD, HAND TO GOD in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 5, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BLACKBIRD begins tonight and HAND TO GOD hits the West End! (more...)

Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre to Present MYSTERY MUSICAL #3Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre to Present MYSTERY MUSICAL #3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Following the enormous success of their sell-out Mystery Musical shows, BYE BYE BIRDIE and HELLO, DOLLY, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre is inviting audiences to take a leap of faith again with MYSTERY MUSICAL #3 on Monday 29th February at the Seymour Centre. (more...)

Two-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS ClassicsTwo-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS Classics
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Over the summer, Jonathan Groff led the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. The production's two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95-minute show) from PS Classics hits shelves today, February 5, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff Sings from A NEW BRAIN at CurranSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff Sings from A NEW BRAIN at Curran
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2016

Jonathan Groff, currently back on Broadway dazzling audiences in HAMILTON, recently appeared at Curran for its Groundbreakers series to to discuss the intricacies of his boundary-crossing career in film, television, and theatre. Watch below as he sings a personal favorite, 'I'd Rather Be Sailing,' from William Finn's A New Brain! (more...)

Cast Announced for FAR FROM HEAVEN Chicago PremiereCast Announced for FAR FROM HEAVEN Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Far From Heaven, book by Richard Greenberg, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie and starring multi-Jeff Award-winner Summer Naomi Smart with Brandon Springman and Evan Tyrone Martin. The production is directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley, music directed by Chuck Larkin and choreographed by William Carlos Angulo, February 5 - March 13, 2016. Previews are Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and opening night is Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The regular performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with the exception of no performances February 11 or March 3 and an added performance Thursday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Single tickets may be purchased at porchlightmusictheatre.org or 773.327.5252. Groups of ten or more may receive discounts on tickets purchased via Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or grouptheatertix.com. (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams SetBreaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

Brandon Ivie to Direct UW Musical Theater Program's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEBrandon Ivie to Direct UW Musical Theater Program's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

University of Washington alum Brandon Ivie will direct the second annual production of the newly established Musical Theater Program at the University of Washington. The production, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, will unite working professionals like Ivie and musical director Jordyn Meeker with undergraduates enrolled in the program. (more...)

#Siam4Ham? #Glam4Ham? Broadway Fans Name Lotteries for Shows Besides HAMILTON#Siam4Ham? #Glam4Ham? Broadway Fans Name Lotteries for Shows Besides HAMILTON
by Sally Henry - Dec 27, 2015

HAMILTON's pre-show lottery performance, known as #Ham4Ham on social media as a play on the fact that Hamilton's face is on the $10 bill, has quickly become one of Broadway's favorite traditions as fans gather in front of the Richard Rodgers Theatre to see what Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda has in store -- and who his guest performer is. Now fans are pitching titles for other Broadway shows' $10 lotteries. (more...)

New Line Theatre to Present 25 TO LIFE!New Line Theatre to Present 25 TO LIFE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with 25 TO LIFE! an evening of songs from New Line's first twenty-five years, for two nights only, January 5-6, 2016, at the Sheldon Concert Hall, behind the Fox Theatre in Grand Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Danny DeVito, Beth Leavel, Tony Roberts & More Celebrate 99 Years of The Drama Book ShopSTAGE TUBE: Danny DeVito, Beth Leavel, Tony Roberts & More Celebrate 99 Years of The Drama Book Shop
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2015

It's the holiday season at New York's legendary Drama Book Shop, now celebrating its 99th year of business. Since 1917, The Drama Book Shop has been the number one source for actors, directors, designers and dramatists to share, explore and discover new works of theatre. In 2017, The Tony Award-winning book shop will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. In honor of their rapidly approaching Centennial, the shop has reached out to some of its most beloved fans and asked them to share why they keep coming back for more. (more...)

Diversionary Theatre to Present New Cabaret IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM, 1/7-10Diversionary Theatre to Present New Cabaret IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM, 1/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Diversionary Theatre is pleased to present the new Diversionary Cabaret IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM. (more...)

They're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThey're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast of FIRST DATEPittsburgh CLO Announces Cast of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of FIRST DATE, February 4 - April 24, 2016 at the CLO Cabaret.  This inventive new version of the Broadway musical comedy was created just for Pittsburgh CLO by the original writers, Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.  Our cast of five will shine a hopeful spotlight on the chances we all take to fall in love through a flirtatious, funny and unexpected tale of two strangers meeting for the first time.  Audiences will [literally] surround these two would-be lovers and their band of quirky friends with brand-new and imaginative staging set to transform the CLO Cabaret into the "First Date" of your dreams.  Tickets start at $36.75 and are now available at CLOCabaret.com or by calling 412-281-2822 (more...)

Jonathan Groff Retrieves King George's Crown in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Retrieves King George's Crown in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells (THE BOOK OF MORMON) ended his reign as 'King George III' on November 29 in Hamilton on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). And now Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff -- who joined the cast last spring at The Public Theater -- returns to the role tonight, December 1, after one month of leave to film HBO's LOOKING movie. (more...)

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