FrenetiCore Renames Frenetic Theater, Announces New Management
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Following the departure of FrenetiCore's Founding Artistic Director Rebecca French, the organization's Executive Director and Board of Directors have decided to continue operations at its home facility of eight years at 5102 Navigation Boulevard. (more...)

Photo Flash: Grant Park Music Festival Celebrates Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The Grant Park Music Festival's 82nd season continues at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Just last night, Anything Goes when conductor Kevin Stites lead the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus and guest soloists through the works of the legendary and witty composer/lyricist, Cole Porter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering John McMartin
by Walter McBride - Jul 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of Anything Goes.  (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen, John McMartin Passes Away at 86
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

According to multiple reports, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of Anything Goes. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES to Run 7/29-8/2 at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Hop on board the S.S. American and get ready for music and romance on the high seas as M&M Stage Productions presents "Anything Goes" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this dazzling musical featuring Cole Porter classics are: Fridays, July 29 and Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 30 and Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, July 31 and Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. (more...)

VIDEOS: Remembering John McMartin On Stage and Screen
by Michael Dale - Jul 7, 2016

Video highlights of the the charming and versatile star from Broadway, television and film. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jenny Ashman and Brandon Rubendall in EVITA at Opera North
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Opera North presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, one of its three Summerfest 2016 mainstage productions, tonight, July 29, through August 13 at the Lebanon Opera House. The tempestuous musical about the rise of Argentina's provocative and controversial first lady Eva Peron will be given a dynamic new production. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BPA's 60th Anniversary Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Join us August 6 for a special anniversary-themed ticketed performance by The EDGE Improv at 7:30 p.m. For more than two laughter-filled decades at Bainbridge Performing Arts, riotous antics from The EDGE Improv have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. Patrons won't want to miss the troupe members' uproarious BPA roast and improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy. (more...)

BWW Review: CATF PEN/MAN/SHIP is a Dramatic, Dark and Unforgettable Theatrical Voyage
by Johnna Leary - Jul 28, 2016

Unlike Anything Goes or some other lighter summer shows set on ships, Christina Anderson's phenomenal new play, pen/man/ship, currently running at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, is a stunningly crafted and unforgettable voyage that confronts modern controversial issues, such as race, religion and gender, in an intriguing historical context. (more...)

BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 28, 2016

It probably would have been worth the trip to Bard SummerScape's production of Pietro Mascagni's IRIS—last heard at the Met in 1931--simply to make the acquaintance of soprano Talise Trevigne. Through much suffering and indignity, Trevigne sang the title role in a luxurious, plush-voiced, physical performance that made the most of the score by the composer who will always be known for CAVALLERIA RUSTIANA, that signpost of verismo opera. She's a find, and I hope to hear her again. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/28/2016 - ENGAGEMENTS, QUIETLY, Darlene Love & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 28, 2016

Today's big news: ENGAGEMENTS opens at Second Stage Uptown, QUIETLY officially bows at Irish Rep, Darlene Love joins TRIP OF LOVE Off-Broadway, and BROADWAY AT BRYANT PARK continues with GREAT COMET's Denee Benton and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Music Circus' CABARET, Starring Robin De Jesus, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Choreographer Jack Cole & 'Lost in Boston'
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 27, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The grandfather of Broadway choreography and a look into the songs lost on the road to Broadway! (more...)

Richard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robin De Jesus, Kaleigh Cronin, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More in CABARET at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Laura Osnes, Mark Masri and the Utah Valley Symphony to Perform at SCERA Shell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theater will offer a triple treat Saturday Aug. 20 when the Utah Valley Symphony accompanies Tony Award-nominated Broadway star Laura Osnes and classical/crossover tenor Mark Masri in a night that promises Broadway, pop, classical, American standards and inspirational music. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Orchestrator Larry Moore
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 24, 2016

Orchestrator Larry Moore has been praised by the New York Daily News as 'one of the most ingenious practitioners in his profession,' and you'll find no argument in that statement once you hear Larry's fascinating story. Stopping by to pull back the curtain on the role of an orchestrator, Larry tells Rob and Kevin what it was like orchestrating such musical series favorites as 'Unsung Musicals' and 'Lost in Boston,' which recording is the greatest cast album of all time, and how he got Stephen Sondheim his Pulitzer Prize! (more...)

Broadway's A Cappella Musical IN TRANSIT Sets Dates; Pre-Sales Start Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tickets for the new musical In Transit will go on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members beginning Monday, July 25, 2016. (more...)

Rachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A series of Stage Talks have been set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson, to take place following the performance on Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9. Cast members Rachel York and Betty Buckley will comment on the production and answer questions from audience members. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABY
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 20, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: June is bustin' out all over and the birds are flying down to Rio! (more...)

Carnegie Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Carnegie patrons can expect 'Nothin' But a Good Time' with the 2016-17 Theatre Season opener, ROCK OF AGES. The classic boy meets girl tale features classic 80s hair band hits and runs weekends August 13-28, 2016. (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

National Improve League to Host Comedy Night at Nuyorican Poet's Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The National Improv League, a ground breaking Latino based comedy competition that brings 14 performers, a referee, a special guest and an all inclusive audience to The Nuyorican Poet's Cafe in the East Village. Conceived, directed and produced by award winning writer, director, producer Felix Rojas, The NIL combines just about every element of comedy into a very neat yet chaotic stew of hilarity. Although most of the players in the league are Latino, make no mistake, this show gives a new meaning to the word diverse. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy Dussault
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2016

Audiences across America remember Nancy Dussault as Ted Knight's wife in TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, Alan Arkin's wife in THE IN-LAWS, and as the original host of GOOD MORNING AMERICA. But before Nancy became a television and movie legend, she was heralded for her Broadway performances in DO-RE-MI, BAJOUR, and countless others! (more...)

SOUND OF MUSICALS Comes to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 15, 2016

Back by popular demand with a new programme of show-stopping music and songs from the greatest Broadway and West End musicals. (more...)

CABARET, Starring Robin de Jesus and Kaleigh Cronin, Coming to Music Circus This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Cabaret. Performances are Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Temah Higgins and DJ Martin Launch New Theatrical Booking & PR Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Temah Higgins, Executive Vice-President of Broadway Booking Office and DJ Martin, President of Bond Touring Group announce today the launch of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent Booking, Marketing and Publicity company for live entertainment productions across North America.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou and More Visit CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This week, July 17, marks the 117th birthday of Hollywood legend James Cagney. This very same week, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about James Cagney, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theatre, upstairs. Among the stars who've recently come out to celebrate Cagney are Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, 'Sex & the City'), Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island), Lorna Luft (Guys & Dolls, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Grease 2), and Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life now through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Beauty and The Barber? Susan Egan and Len Cariou Visit CAGNEY
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway's original Belle and Sweeney Todd pay visits to see the tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

CAGNEY The Musical Celebrates James Cagney's Birthday with New Block of Tickets on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, James Cagney!  This week marks the 117th birthday of James Cagney (he was born on July 17, 1899). Also this week, Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves.).  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats FLOYD COLLINS and Ethel Merman!
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 13, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: FLOYD COLLINS gets stuck in a cave and Ethel Merman gets stuck in a sitcom! (more...)

Broadwaysted Welcomes SOMETHING ROTTEN Fashion Icon, Hayley Podschun
by Broadwaysted - Jul 12, 2016

Beautiful Hayley Podschun stopped by to get Broadwaysted before returning to the Broadway cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN July 18th! Hayley knew the drill: she showed up with her own NEWSIES OBC show tumbler (featuring #FriendOfTheShow Jeremy Jordan) full of bubbles! (more...)

BWW Interview: Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett Teases Her Soho Theatre Show
by Marianka Swain - Jul 12, 2016

Alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett discusses her upcoming Soho Theatre show (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/5/2016 - 7/12/2016
by - Jul 12, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/5/2016 - 7/12/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Griffiths Channels Cole Porter In His Latest Biographical Cabaret, COLE
by Jade Kops - Jul 12, 2016

In the year that celebrates 125 years since Cole Porter's birth, cabaret favourite Michael Griffiths channels the famous composer with his one man show COLE. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights This Week in Memory of John McMartin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Broadway community mourns the loss of five-time Tony Award-nominated actor John McMartin, who passed away on July 6th at age 86. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 11, 2016

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical. (more...)

Leslie Becker to Join Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon in ICON at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Leslie Becker (Bonnie & Clyde, Anything Goes, Amazing Grace) has joined the cast of The New York Musical Festival's upcoming production of Icon alongside Tony winner Donna McKechnie ( A Chorus Line) and Tony and Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon ( Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). (more...)

Talk Show CHUMEL CON CHUMEL TORRES to Debut on HBO Latino, 7/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

HBO LATINO announces the launch of the new original production, CHUMEL CON CHUMEL TORRES, acquired by HBO Latin America, a weekly talk show featuring analysis and political humor with a touch of irony and satire courtesy of your host, Mexican comedian Jose Manuel “Chumel” Torres. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Bay Street Theater's MY FAIR LADY with Paul Alexander Nolan, Kelli Barrett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening is now in rehearsals in NYC. MY FAIR LADY will run August 2 - 28. Check out photos below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Lyricist/Librettist Stephen Cole
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 10, 2016

There are three types of musical theatre lovers: Fan, Obsessed, and Stephen Cole. Stephen, who has had a wonderfully varied career as a lyricist and librettist, invited Rob & Kevin over to the musical theatre mecca he calls his apartment to talk about the craft of writing, meeting Merman, and how social media sites, like Facebook's Forgotten Musicals page, is uniting musical theatre fans from across the globe! (more...)

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