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Brad Oscar, Emily Skeggs, Margo Seibert & More Set for NAMT's 2015 Festival of New Musicals; Directors Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre just announced the preliminary directors and casting for its 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Original Stars of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Original Cast of the musical The Last Smoker in America will reunite on for a One-Night-Only Reunion Concert, Sunday, September 25th at 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street). (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!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 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...)

Melissa Errico, LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Concert and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 2nd Annual MST BROADWAY CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents a very special fundraising event, The 2nd Annual MST Broadway Cabaret. Current stars from Broadway will perform songs from Broadway past and present on the Mile Square Theatre stage. Proceeds from the event will benefit MST's 2017 season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/26/2015 - BRIDGING THE GAP, Galas All Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 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? Today's big news: Stars help Wesley Taylor 'BRIDGE THE GAP' for The Actors Fund tonight, DGF and Abingdon host their annual galas, and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 26, 2015
by - Oct 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Philadelphia Theatre Company's FOUND
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 25, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company will soon present the freshly reconceived new musical comedy Found, with a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin, which will play from November 9 through December 11, 2016 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. (more...)

Brad Oscar, Emily Skeggs, Margo Seibert & More Set for NAMT's 2015 Festival of New Musicals; Directors Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre just announced the preliminary directors and casting for its 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place today, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards Update 11/27 - Benjamin Scheuer, Chrissy Kelly Petit Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards Announce 2015-2016 Nominations
by Louisa Brady - May 27, 2016

The Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards have announced this year's nominations! See the full list below. The ceremony will take place June 6 at 7pm at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts in the Winningstad Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Will Swenson Shakes Off His Bad Guy Image with WAITRESS Fans
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2017

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson is playing the 'bad guy,' Earl, in Waitress every night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and he's determined to prove to fans that he is not as mean and scary as the character he plays. Watch below as he wins over the stage door crowd with what else, but pie! (more...)

Stoneham Theatre presents I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Stoneham Theatre concludes its 17th Season with the mouth-watering new comedy I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, starring Kerri Jill Garbis and directed by Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winner Ilyse Robbins. Adapted by Jacques Lamarre from the memoir by Giulia Melucci, performances of this one-woman show run from June 8 - 25, 2017. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00pm. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 6/10-7/3 at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

International City Theatre presents a send-up of Chekhov's plays that is so completely hilarious, it doesn't even matter if you think Chekhov is just the name of that Russian guy on Star Trek. Mary Jo DuPrey helms a new production of the deliciously wacky, Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang for a June 10 opening, with two low-priced previews taking place on June 8 and June 9. (more...)

Michele Ragusa to Play Title Role in Riverside Theatre's MAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

After playing Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly! to great critical and popular acclaim last season, Michele Ragusa returns to Riverside Theatre in another iconic role, that of Mame Dennis in Mame. (more...)

Casting Announced for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Citadel Theatre's 2016-17 season concludes with Christopher Durang's Tony Award®-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang's comedy, an updating and mash-up of characters, plot devices and themes from Chekhov's four major plays, won the Tony for Best Production of a Play in the 2013 Tony Awards. Replacing the traditional Chekhovian country estate is the play's setting in a Bucks County, Pennsylvania farmhouse, complete with a cherry orchard of sorts. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia, named for characters from Chekhov plays by their late professor parents, are living in the family home now owned by their actress sister Masha, who pays the bills. (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company Presents SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents Sweet Charity, a classic American musical based on the Federico Fellini film, The Nights of Cabiria, about finding genuine love in a world of deceit. With big, brassy numbers and Fosse-esque choreography, Sweet Charity is a pivotal show that has defined jazz musicals.  (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

BWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGON
by Matthew Blank - Jun 6, 2017

Stage veteran Orville Mendoza, currently starring in Classic Stage's revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES, opens up on a number of provocative and essential topics. (more...)

Brandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Prospect Theater Company presents By The Numbers, a part of the company's new IGNITE Series at The Times Center, featuring today's new voices shaping the future of musical theater. This one-night-only concert event will be tonight, June 27th at 8pm. (more...)

Brandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Prospect Theater Company has announced the cast of By The Numbers, a part of the company's new IGNITE Series at The Times Center, featuring today's new voices shaping the future of musical theater. This one-night-only concert event will be Saturday, June 27th at 8pm.  The evening features the world premiere performance of 12 'micro-musicals' created in Prospect's 2015 Musical Theater Lab.  Each of these original, hot-off-the-presses musical theater shorts runs under seven minutes, and has been inspired by a number -- one through twelve -- creating a song cycle collectively written over the lab's month-long time span by participating composers & lyricists. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton to Lead New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Broadway, television and film star Justin Guarini returns to Bucks County Playhouse when he joins Tony nominee Euan Morton, Barrymore winner Michele Ragusa and newcomer Aidan J. Lawrence at Bucks County Playhouse for 'Cake Off,' a new musical by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon. 'Cake Off', directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will preview on August 19, with opening night August 20 and run through September 10, 2016. (more...)

Audra McDonald & Will Swenson to Launch 'Broadway Concert Series' at Parker Playhouse, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

Following their sold-out appearance last year, six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and Sirius XM satellite radio Broadway channel host Seth Rudetsky raise the stakes and the roof by returning to Parker Playhouse and bringing Tony Award-nominated Broadway singer Will Swenson with them. (more...)

Michele Ragusa to Play Title Role in Riverside Theatre's MAME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After playing Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly! to great critical and popular acclaim last season, Michele Ragusa returns to Riverside Theatre in another iconic role, that of Mame Dennis in Mame. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards Winners Announced - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 11, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Portland winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Everything Changes! Broadway's WAITRESS Finds New 'Earl' in Will Swenson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Just announced, the Broadway hit Waitress will welcome beloved Broadway leading man and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson on March 31 in the role of Earl, the ne'er-do-well husband of the show's leading character, Jenna, who will be played by Sara Bareilles beginning the same day. (more...)

Tony Winner Christopher Gattelli to Choreograph WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 19, 2016

The Goodman Theatre's buzzy new world premiere WAR PAINT has enlisted one more Tony winner. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2016
by - Feb 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be presenting the annual family holiday tradition, Home for the Holidays, on Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 18 at 3:00pm at the Tivoli Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 6, 2015
by - Dec 6, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards Update - Peter Schuyler, Joe Theissen Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

The World Premiere of ASTORIA: PART ONE Opens at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Peter Stark's best-selling bookASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire; A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival comes to life on stage at The Armory in a world premiere production directed and adapted by Chris Coleman. Astoria: Part One is the first world premiere to debut as part of the company's new Northwest Stories series. This monumental piece of American history will be told in two parts over the course of two seasons. Astoria: Part One opens on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on January 20, with preview performances beginning January 14, and regular performances running through February 12. Select dates will be presented as part of Fertile Ground, a city-wide festival of new works held every January in Portland. Astoria: Part Two will be presented during the 2017-2018 season.  (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards Update - Joe Theissen in Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be presenting the annual family holiday tradition, Home for the Holidays, today, December 17 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 18 at 3:00pm at the Tivoli Theatre. (more...)

Audra McDonald & Will Swenson to Launch 'Broadway Concert Series' at Parker Playhouse, 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Following their sold-out appearance last year, six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and Sirius XM satellite radio Broadway channel host Seth Rudetsky raise the stakes and the roof by returning to Parker Playhouse and bringing Tony Award-nominated Broadway singer Will Swenson with them. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards Update - Joe Theissen, Peter Schuyler Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Cape Playhouse's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Cape Playhouse follows its sold-out run of My Fair Lady with the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud comedy, directed by Shear Madness director and co-writer, Bruce Jordan, opens on August 11 and runs through August 22 only. (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!
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...)

Cape Playhouse's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The Cape Playhouse follows its sold-out run of My Fair Lady with the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud comedy, directed by Shear Madness director and co-writer, Bruce Jordan, opens tonight, August 11, and runs through August 22 only. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Begins at the Lyric Stage Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues today, April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will Swenson Takes First Bows in DISASTER!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 30, 2016

Will Swenson's first performance in DISASTER! was last night, April 29th. BroadwayWorld was there for Swenson's first bows - check out photos below! (more...)

Photo: First Look - Will Swenson Is DISASTER!'s New Tony Delvecchio!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Disaster! co-writer and star Seth Rudetsky took to Facebook today to share a first look at Swenson at his DISASTER put-in rehearsal (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances tonight, April 29, through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson to Join DISASTER! On Broadway for 9 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances on Friday, April 29through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced today that Broadway husband-and-wife royalty -- 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair) -- will host the upcoming 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. (more...)

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