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Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

BWW Interview: #DisneyDad Raymond J. Lee Dishes on GROUNDHOG DAY, Reworks the Stereotypes and Tames Facebook Hatred
by Matthew Blank - Jun 9, 2017

Raymond J. Lee talks about GROUNDHOG DAY, his experience as an Actor-of-Color and newest gig as a Disney Daddy! (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Carnegie Mellon University Congratulates Tony Nominee Alumni
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Four Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama alumni garnered Tony Award nominations this year. Denee Benton, Christian Borle, and Josh Groban were nominated for their leading roles in Broadway musicals, and Kevin Emrick was nominated as a producer of a best play. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

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Lucky Number Seven: Celebrating the Many Tony Recognized Turns of Patti LuPone
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2017

Sassy, brassy, bawdy, and bold-- these are just a few adjectives used to describe the monstrous talent and intrepid persona of the one and only Patti LuPone. Throughout her career, these attributes have taken Patti to the absolute heights of stardom and this year has been no different as the star enjoys her seventh Tony nomination for her role playing opposite Christine Ebersole in the hit musical, War Paint, (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Forgotten (and Potential) Tony Categories with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 7, 2017

This week Rob, Kevin, and Tony Award historian Bryan Hobgood discuss categories that used to be part of the Tony Awards ceremony but have since been removed....plus, categories that we want to see added for future shows! (more...)

BRASS Festival Meets the West End with BRASS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Stars of the West End Kate Graham (Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mamma Mia!) and Matt Corner (Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys), return home to the North East and join forces with, the self-proclaimed danciest swing band in the country, the Scottish Swing Orchestra and the BRASS Broadway Chorus to showcase swing versions of great Broadway songs from Anything Goes, Hairspray, Chicago, West Side Story and many more. (more...)

Hank Williams Jr. Returns to ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL with Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

ESPN's Monday Night Football will feature the return of its iconic anthem this fall when legendary country singer Hank Williams Jr. kicks off the weekly Monday primetime game by asking NFL fans: “Are You Ready for Some Football?” (more...)

VIDEO: FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, Arrives in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Freaky Friday has made its way to Houston! See stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton talk about the show with Houston Life Reporter, Stephanie Gonzalez in the video below! (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

He's a Little Sinatra. She's A Little Bit Sondheim: An Intimate Journey Through a Musical Theater Romance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Broadway veterans and Harbor Lights Founders and Artistic Directors Jay Montgomery and Tamara Jenkins are joining creative forces and sharing their personal story in the last production of the 2017 Season, which is focusing on what it means to be a theater artist. 'We are excited to be back in the performing saddle and having a blast working together. The show will be lots of fun with some sweet moments. And everyone will certainly relate to the universal themes in relationship dramas,' says Jenkins. 'We are also thrilled to be joined by Musical Director Andrew Smithson who was with us for our 2011 Harbor Lights' productions of Marry Me a Little, and Amahl and the Night Visitors, and is himself a consummate artist and musician. We needed someone versed in multiple styles as the show covers many musical genres.' (more...)

MSM [men seeking men] Returns This Sunday at Buddies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

lemonTree creations presents the touring production of MSM [men seeking men], a dance theatre piece inspired by transcripts of online conversations between men seeking other men. This all-queer cast explores hook-up culture, fetishism, racism, homophobia and straight-up sex. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Tony Nominated Musicals with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 5, 2017

5,6,7,8.....TONY! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's musical works. From COME FROM AWAY to GROUNDHOG'S DAY. HELLO, DOLLY to SUNSET BOULEVARD. Josh Groban to Ben Platt, and everything in between that sings, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 4, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA Takes on Windmills Tonight in La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Photo Flash: GROUNDHOG DAY Chills Before Act Two and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week Groundhog Day takes a second to pose for a photo before act two, and Paper Mill Playhouse's Mary Poppins crew takes their last SIP. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece Anything Goes, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Seth Bisen-Hersh, Celia Mei Rubin, and More Announced for 9th Annual BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm.  (more...)

BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Presents Another Stellar Openin'
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 22, 2017

"Every day is a new beginning," wrote Artistic Director Amy Miller, who opened the production with passionate, inspiring words as Transcendence Theatre presented 'Another Openin' Another Show' at Jack London State Historic Park.  The incredibly talented and diverse cast comprised of Broadway and Hollywood stars gathered together on one stage to share their magical journey through gorgeous song and dance under the breathtaking canopy of moonlit skies. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Critics to Rehash the Season & Joel Grey to Stop by This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This week THEATER TALK presents Part Two of the Season's-End Critics panel - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of THE WALL Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times & The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - discussing the notable plays of Spring 2017 on Broadway. Then, Tony winner Joel Grey joins co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins to talk about his revealing memoir, 'Master of Ceremonies' (Flatiron Books). The episode also features a surprise Michael Musto Roast featurette. (more...)

Past Episodes of Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER Now Available to Stream on Hulu
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The hit TV Land comedy YOUNGER, starring Broadway's Sutton Foster is now available to stream on Hulu. Past episodes of the series may now be viewed ahead of the June 28th Season 4 premiere as part of an exclusive pact between Viacom and the subscription video service. (more...)

Artists at Play presents Vincent Rodriguez III, C.S. Lee, and More in Reading of SEMINAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Artists at Play (AAP) will host its annual Summer Salon on Saturday, July 1. The Summer Salon includes a champagne brunch and a special presentation of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, directed by former East West Players Artistic Director, Tim Dang. All proceeds from the Summer Salon go towards Artists at Play's world premiere of Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler. To make a reservation, contact AAP.BoxOffice@gmail.com. (more...)

Where Are They Now? DOUGLAS WATERBURY-TIEMAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 20, 2017

Among such actors is Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, a graduate of the Belmont University Musical Theatre program, now living in Inwood, New York City, with his wife Annabelle Fox (also a Belmont grad and a recent subject of this series), whom he met in school in Nashville. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

SSTI Presents ANYTHING GOES, Opening this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

SSTI's tenth anniversary season sets sail with the Cole Porter classic hit musical, "Anything Goes." The Tony Award-winning musical comedy features a classic love story told by a cast of eclectic passengers sailing aboard the luxurious S.S. American. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Denee Benton, Grace McLean and More to Lead ALIVE! THE ZOMBIE MUSICAL in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Written and Directed by Josh Canfield, and starring multiple cast members of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, this new musical follows a cold and bloodless eater as he comes to the realization that he is, in fact, a zombie. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark Sendroff
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 18, 2017

Order in the court because entertainment lawyer to the stars, Mark Sendroff, swings by the studios to discuss his life, career, and what he has learned from his legendary client list with Rob and Kevin. You'll hear no objection from us as Mark discusses his profession and what he loves most about his job. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Company of GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway - learn more about the company here and scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: ANNIE Leaps to the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Graham Russell's New Rock Musical A WALL APART at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. Tickets are now on sale at www.nymf.org/wallapart or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

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ANYTHING GOES at Mac-Haydn This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), continues their 2017 season with a Cole Porter classic. Winner of the 1987 and 2011 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, Anything Goes returns to the MHT stage for the first time since 2010. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 14, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob goes to Central Park West and Kevin goes to WOOP WOOP. (more...)

New Line Announcs 27th Season of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece Anything Goes, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Recalls Big Broadway Break & Presenting Tony to Co-Star Gavin Creel
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, Broadway star Sutton Foster recalled getting her big break in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and discussed presenting her former co-star, Gavin Creel, with an award at Sunday's Tonys. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL's Anthony Wayne to Make NY Solo Cabaret Debut at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Anthony Wayne (Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, Broadway's Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will make his New York City solo cabaret debut later this month in THE EVOLUTION OF ANTHONY WAYNE, which will be performed on Friday, June 30th at 9:30 pm at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

Broadway Performers Lend Their Talents to International Thespian Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Broadway performers Rebecca E. Covington, Arbender Robinson, and Kristen Beth Williams will join 28 students, representing 13 states and Canada, for the opening performance of the 2017 International Thespian Festival (ITF) being held June 19-24 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (more...)

Heather Morris, Bronson Pinchot, and Kaitlin Hopkins to Headline SMTC's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Bronson Pinchot, Kaitlin Hopkins and Heather Morris Are Coming to Arizona! TV, Film and Broadway star Bronson Pinchot ('Perfect Strangers', Beverly Hills Cop, Broadway's Putting It Together and Sly Fox); Broadway star and Drama Desk Award nominee Kaitlin Hopkins (Bat Boy: The Musical, Anything Goes, Noises Off), and TV's popular "GLEE" star Heather Morris (also GLEE: The 3D Concert Movie, Ice Age; Continental Drift, 'Dancing with the Stars') will headline Scottsdale Musical Theater Company's limited one week engagement of the classic musical Annie, January 4 - 7, 2018 at Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)

Cast Change Announced for A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Musical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre celebrates Canada's 150th with the world premiere of Everybody's Got A Story: A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music. A tribute to the nation's strong history of women in music, this must-see concert runs Thursday June 15 to Saturday June 17 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 11
by Audition Roundup - Jun 11, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 11, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken Billington
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 11, 2017

Curtain up! Light the lights....literally, because this week's guest is Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington, Ken swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his over one hundred Broadway credits including SWEENEY TODD, CHICAGO, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY. (more...)

First Look: ANNIE Plays Flat Rock for First Time Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

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