Tony Nominees Tom Wopat & Pascale Armand Star in Romantic Comedy HEIRLOOM, Debuting Today on Vimeo
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Tony nominees Tom Wopat and Pascale Armand star in HEIRLOOM, an aspirational romantic comedy series, which will debut on Vimeo on September 9. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Presents GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

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, will present the musical, GYPSY at 7pm on September 16, 17, 23, 30 and October 1, and at 2pm on September 18, 24, 25, and October 2. Limited reserved seating $18 plus tax/fees. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed. (more...)

SDMT Launches #ReadyForTomorrow Campaign in Response to Wells Fargo Ad; Beth Malone & More to Contribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre took to social media with its own response and launched a counter-ad campaign: #ReadyForTomorrow, shifting the Wells Fargo's tagline from, 'Let's get them ready for tomorrow' to 'The arts made me ready for tomorrow.' The campaign shines a light on the impact the arts have had on individual lives and features individuals who make a living in the arts. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with WICKED's Jerad Bortz
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 6, 2016

In this episode: Wicked's Jerad Bortz has lit up the Gershwin stage for 11 years and has the attitude of, 'I get to do this everyday' and shares that experience with his cast and audience. After getting his first encouragement from his Grandma, he learned how to swing in a theme park (36 tracks), made his Broadway in Mamma Mia!, and says 'Yes' to life. (more...)

BWW Review: KRITZERLAND Celebrates 6th Anniversary with a Big Dose of Panache
by Don Grigware - Sep 6, 2016

Hard to believe, but Kritzerland turned 6 on Sunday September 4 at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Bruce Kimmel and his record company Kritzerland began their series of concerts at the Gardenia for the first year, then moved to Vitello's with Michael Sterling and onto the Federal four years ago. Kimmel and Kritzerland are joined at the hip; it's his brainchild ... and he brings all of his ingenious theatricality and cleverness to each show. This anniversary show was over.the.moon great with terribly eclectic, funny numbers and some absolutely wonderful talent. On board were steadies Sharon McNight, Nick Santa Maria, Ilene Graff and hubbie Ben Lanzarone, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman and special appearance by composer Richard M. Sherman. Newcomers Marc Ginsburg, Reagan Pasternak and little Hayley Shukiar joined 'Guy Haines' for a heartfelt and laugh-filled concert. Wonderful Richard Allen served as musical director and accompanist for most of the songs throughout the 90-minute set. (more...)

MISSED CONNECTIONS: A CRAIGSLIST MUSICAL Comes to New Ohio Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

This September, MISSED CONNECTIONS: A CRAIGSLIST MUSICAL will have its U.S. debut at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning September 10, opening on September 15 and will run through September 25. The musical is directed by Phillip George (Forbidden Broadway), choreographed by Amy Hall Garner. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get to Know the Aca-Awesome Ensemble of IN TRANSIT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

?The ensemble cast is made up of plenty of Broadway veterans, but some new faces as well. Get to know the full gang with some of their past performances below! (more...)

Suzi Quatro Leather Forever Encore Tour to Launch February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it's "one more time for Suzi" as she returns in February 2017 for a national tour starting on the Gold Coast on February 3 and finishing in Darwin on March 4. Tickets go on sale early October. (more...)

The Four Phantoms to Perform at HOLIDAY MOVIE SKATING SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Internationally renowned musical phenomenon, The Four Phantoms, join the cast of theHoliday Movie Skating Spectacular: Where Did They Film That? The Holiday Music Journey performing at Stockton Arena onWednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.  The Four Phantoms features artists from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera who performed globally in London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Germany and Las Vegas.  The Four Phantoms are comprised of an extraordinary quartet of performers including Brent Barrett, Franc D'Ambrosio, Marcus Lovett and Ciaran Sheehan who will perform holiday numbers with the 'Queen of Popera,' Romina Arena, who is the show's starring guest artist.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Living Legend Chita Rivera
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 26, 2016

The Legendary Chita Rivera got her musical theatre start at the age of 17 on the 1st national tour of 'Call Me Madam' and every step since then has paved the way to making her Carnegie Hall debut on Monday Nov. 7th 2016 at 8:00 in Chita: Nowadays. Chita refers to herself as an eternal gypsy, talks about how dancing is acting without words, and that listening is the best way to learn the craft. With ten Tony nominations and two wins, and with consummate wisdom and skill, Chita shares that many of the disciplines that made her a star, she learned from dancing in the chorus. When the universe opens a door, Chita Rivera always peeks in.  (more...)

CBEEBIES' Stars Abe Jarmand and Jane Deane Join Cast of ALADDIN - Croydon's Official Panto 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

CBeebies' stars ABE JARMAN (presenter of The Let's Go Club), and JANE DEANE, (Dee Livery in Justin's House), will lead a superb cast in the most magical pantomime of all - ALADDIN.  Croydon is the place to be this Christmas, when this festive treat takes to the stage at Waddon Leisure Centre from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 31 December.  This year's Christmas cracker is one that all the family will long remember. (more...)

Free Family Fun Weekend to Return to Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

???????Sheffield Theatres are throwing open their doors for their annual Fun Palaces weekend from Saturday 1- Sunday 2 October.  (more...)

BWW Takes a Closer Look at Harry Enfield's Upcoming Project with the Young Vic, ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Harry Enfield will play studio boss Herman Glogauer in Christopher Hart's adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's classic Hollywood comedy, Once in a Lifetime. Enfield is joined in the cast of Richard Jones' production by John Marquez as George and Claudie Blakley as May, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

MAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Family, friends and the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life of beloved wardrobe supervisor Irene Bunis on Monday, September 26 at 3:00pm at The Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), longtime home of Broadway's hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which Irene kept vibrantly befitted in spandex and platform boots for fourteen years. (more...)

Rita McKenzie's ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY to Encore at Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below is presenting the triumphant return of Rita McKenzie's award-winning ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, the country's longest-running one-woman musical, September 28th at 7 PM. (more...)

Will Boston's Historic Colonial Theatre Get a Second Chance?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

According to the Boston Globe, the historic Colonial Theatre, which closed its doors for good almost a year ago, might get a second chance after all. Emerson College, which closed the theatre last fall to make room for a new performance space/dining hall,  is reportedly accepting bids to return the building to its former glory. (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season on September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

BWW Interview: Back to School [of Rock] with Horace Green's New Lady in Charge- Jenn Gambatese!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 10, 2016

She has talked to apes, crooned Elvis' greatest hits and done time at the big dollhouse. Now Jenn Gambatese is back on Broadway, and this time she's ready to rock. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Tennessee Williams Bio-Musical A HOUSE OF GLASS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "A House of Glass" in concert on Monday September 12, 2016 at 7 PM. Broadway's Joshua Morgan (Les Mis), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple), Leah Horowitz (Follies), Jelani Remy (The Lion King), Austin Colby (The Sound of Music), Theresa McCarthy (Floyd Collins) and Megan Kane take part in a one night only concert version of this exciting new musical! (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Cast Set for 'Making Of' Event at The Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein, An Imagem Company will continue to celebrate Irving Berlin - the iconic American songwriter behind 'God Bless America,' 'White Christmas,' 'There's No Business Like Show Business' and countless others - with a special evening 'The Making of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical' at The Museum of Jewish Heritage on Tuesday, August 2. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Thom Southerland On Reviving Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

Director Thom Southerland has built a career on revelatory musical revivals in smaller fringe venues, from Me and Juliet and The Grand Tour at Finborough Theatre to Titanic, Grand Hotel and Grey Gardens at Southwark Playhouse. He's programmed an enticing range of musicals for his first season as artistic director of Charing Cross Theatre, but first up is the European premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's little-seen Allegro, playing at Southwark from August 5. (more...)

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Speeds Into the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical opened at Patchogue Theatre presented by The Gateway on July 20 and will run through August 6. (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss to Star in Mark St. Germain's New Play RELATIVITY in Hartford
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today that Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss will be joining the cast of RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Nigel Harman to Direct a Steven Berkoff West End LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand & Melissa McCarthy Record 'Anything You Can Do' from 'Encore'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Below, watch as Barbra Streisand and funny lady Melissa McCarthy record 'Anything You Can Do' from the iconic musical Annie Get Your Gun. (more...)

Derek Hough Partners with Broadway Alum Marilu Henner on DANCING WITH THE STARS
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

As announced on this morning's GMA, Hough will be paired with Broadway alum Marilu Henner on the ABC dance competition. (more...)

Broadway's Andrea McArdle to Play Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Andrea McArdle returns to Provincetown in ANDREA McARDLE IN CONCERT for two performances only, Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with KINKY BOOTS' Nathan Peck
by Broadway's Backbone - Aug 3, 2016

Kinky Boots' Nathan Peck gives an honest take on the reality of aging as a dancer, the toll injuries take on the mind (not just the body), and the sadness one feels when one just cant do what he used to. That being said, Nathan is embracing becoming a character man, loves choreography as just acting with movement, is just a natural comedian, and can still kick 171 degrees. (loosing the 19 degrees is only noticeable to him) (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Building Your Book of Audition Songs
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Aug 23, 2016

Even when an audition provides specific music to be prepared, you might be asked to 'bring your book.' Every performer requires a collection of songs that are ready to be sung at a moment's notice. In our industry, your 'book' is a physical binder that holds all of these songs, and is also the term for this repertoire of pieces that you have mastered and can perform with little or no preparation. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Stage LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to Scituate
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway couple Nick Verina and Erin Henry-Verina recently relocated from New York City to Scituate, MA, and whether it was their luggage or their bulky resumes that weighed more is anyone's guess. The talented couple first travelled the country together in the first national tour of the recent GREASE revival (Nick played Sonny and Erin played Patty Simcox), although the pair has individual credits that shine on their own. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 21
by Audition Roundup - Aug 21, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 21, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Stage Traffic Productions Announces Premiere of New Musical THIS LITTLE LIFE OF MINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The World Premiere of This Little Life of Mine will run at Park Theatre for a limited season from 4 October - 29 October, with press night on 5 October. This brilliant, brand new production will run in Park90, and will be the first musical drama to examine the real lives of modern Londoners, with the pressure of high expectation and the worry of underachieving.  (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Seek Young Actors For Christmas Musical ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

Sheffield Theatres are searching for three exceptional young local performers to appear in their whip-crackin' Christmas musical, Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, which runs from Thursday 8 December to Saturday 14 January at the Crucible. (more...)

BWW Interview: Julie Charnet in DECADES: THE LADIES OF JAZZ at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia
by Donna Marie Nowak - Aug 18, 2016

Philadelphia chanteuse Julie Charnet brings her blend of jazz and swing to the Ethical Society of Philadelphia and other venues. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Janelle A. Robinson
by Broadway's Backbone - Aug 17, 2016

In this episode: Janelle A. Robinson trained in opera but always had a love for musical theatre. She has cake walked to "Can't Help Loving that Man" and gave out letters in "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.' Janelle talks about being classical trained, becoming a a teacher, race relations in theater, her truth on the myths of non traditional casting, and still being miffed she didn't get cast as Maria in "Sound of Music' as child. (more...)

Bryan Banville and John Massey to Star in San Diego Musical Theatre's THE PRODUCERS; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of The Producers. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

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