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On Avenue Q, puppets and people intermingle in this show about the trials and tribulations of life as a grown-up: love, sex, money, race, and how to tell your roommate he’s gay.

COSI to Run 5/8-17 at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

WHAT happens when you take a manic depressive, junkie, mute, overeater, doped-up musician, obsessive compulsive and pyromaniac and try to get them to perform a Mozart opera? (more...)

BWW Review: Boston Theater Top to Bottom
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 24, 2014

There's something beautifully poetic in juxtaposing two current offerings by small theater companies in Boston. Bad Habit Productions celebrates ambitious women in Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS at the Boston Center for the Arts, while Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans are light years removed from Walt Disney in SNOW WHITE AND THE 7 BOTTOMS at Machine Nightclub in the shadow of Fenway Park. (more...)

John Tartaglia to Join Little Orchestra Society for THE COMPOSER IS DEAD, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

On Saturday, May 17th, Tony nominated actor John Tartaglia, will join The Little Orchestra Society and its Music Director, James Judd, for the delightfully wry whodunit The Composer is Dead, a musical collaboration between New York Times best-selling children's author Lemony Snicket and his high school friend, composer Nathaniel Stookey. The performance, taking place at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, is part of The Little Orchestra Society's popular Happy Concerts for Young People series for children ages 6 to 12. The Orchestra will also premiere Kenji Bunch's Embrace featuring Tracy Silverman on electric violin. This concerto was written to celebrate the theme of ' family.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the 2014 All-Star EASTER BONNET Competition!
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2014

Highlights of the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised a grand total of $4,532,129 this year, included the riotous opening number starring Book of Mormon's Rory O'Malley, performances from 12 Broadway and Off Broadway companies, as well as a special presentation from the National Touring companies, and performances by the companies of After Midnight, Avenue Q, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Disaster!, If/Then, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mamma Mia! Mothers and Sons, Murder for Two, Newsies and Once. Check out a look back below! (more...)

AT LONG LAST, COLE PORTER to Play Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents AT LONG LAST - COLE PORTER on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Chondra Profit, Heather Parcells & More Set for Broadway Battles Bullying at Joe's Pub, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Broadway Battles Bullying Concert is set for Friday, May 2nd at 11:30PM (11:00 doors open) at Joe's Pub at The Public. Tickets are $45 at the door, but are available on-line for a discounted rate of $35 at JoesPub.com with coupon code 'TEN' Nightlife's Dougie Meyer & Greg Hoagland will be emcee for the evening. (more...)

Rebecca Lock Joins Cast Of MAMMA MIA! From June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Following the recent 15th birthday celebrations for MAMMA MIA! in London, there will be major cast changes from Monday 9 June 2014. Rebecca Lock will be joining the cast as Rosie, Alasdair Harvey as Harry, Charles Daish as Bill and Alice Stokoe as Sophie Sheridan and Lloyd Green as Sky. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BC/EFA's 2014 Easter Easter Bonnet Competition with Cranston, Menzel, Drescher & More!- Part Two
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 23, 2014

The generosity of theatre fans during six weeks of fundraising by 57 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies helped push the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to another record high, raising $4,532,129 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld brings you Part 2 of our photo coverage from the celebration below! CLICK HERE for Part 1. (more...)

London Theatre Workshop to Present JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY, 6-24 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Following on from the successful run of "Ordinary Days" (which has been nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award for Best Musical Production), and the London revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" London Theatre Workshop has announced its next show will be the first London run of a new evening celebration of Stephen Sondheim's love songs, "Just Another Love Story". (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Anderson & Petty's YOU ARE HOME IN LONDON at the St. James Studio
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

Last month, a stellar line-up of vocalists performed a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty at the St. James Theatre Studio on March 16 as part of the venue's season of 'Cabaret Nights'. Click below to watch highlights from the concert! (more...)

Nominees Announced for 1st Annual Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards; Announcement Set for 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

After months of thought, debate and conversation, the staff and writers of Austin Entertainment Weekly with much assistance from Broadway World Austin's Editor Jeff Davis, have announced a new award system for the Central Texas Theatre Community. (more...)

Hauschka, Arias & Ratzke, Lily & Madeleine, Reverend Billy, Julia Haltigan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, running tomorrow, April 23 through May 4, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Balagan Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature Gasparini & Brightman's MAKE ME BAD, MURDER BALLAD & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

On the heels of its critically acclaimed world premier new musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME by Valerie Vigoda, Brendan Millburn and Tony winner Joe DiPietro and directed by Obie Winner Lisa Peterson, Seattle's Balagan Theatre Company announces its 2014/15 season. Balagan's upcoming season reflects the past, present, and future of the new American musical and continues its mission in bringing exciting cutting edge theatre to a new generation of theatre goers. (more...)

Malcolm Gets Replaces Allan Corduner in Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Mr. Gets replaces Allan Corduner, who has had a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Zachary James, Ken Krugman, and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. (more...)

MOTOWN Extends Chicago Run at Oriental Theatre Through 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, along with Broadway In Chicago, have announced that due to popular demand MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has added four weeks to its Chicago engagement. The National Tour will launch at the Oriental Theatre on April 22 and now play 16 weeks, through August 9, before continuing on its National Tour across North America. The final block of tickets for performances July 15 through August 9 will go on sale Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Clear Space Theatre Company to Present AVENUE Q, 5/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Clear Space Theatre Company is in rehearsal for their next production - the area premiere of Avenue Q. The show, which won the 2004 Tony award for Best Original Score and Best Musical, opens in Rehoboth Beach Friday, May 2, and plays through May 18. Avenue Q stars both human and puppet characters similar to those used on Sesame Street and The Muppets, but deals with adult themes such as finding a job, questioning your sexuality, wondering why you can't find a date, racism, the true reason for the internet and finding your purpose in life. (more...)

New Group's ANNAPURNA, Starring Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement through June 1. Official Opening Night is tonight, April 21 at 7:00pm, at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Kicks Off Today at Minskoff Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT Now Available for Licensing Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Dogfight, featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Peter Duchan, is now available for licensing through Music Theatre International. For additional information, visit: http://www.mtishows.com (more...)

Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

BRING IT ON National Tour to Play Ordway Center, 5/13-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that Bring It On: The Musical will perform on the Saint Paul stage May 13-18, 2014. (more...)

TUTS Announces Winners for 2014 Tommy Tune Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The 2014 Tommy Tune Awards winners have been announced! To a crowd of more than 2,500 people, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) declared the winners of TUTS' twelfth annual Tommy Tune Awards on the evening of Wednesday, April 16, at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Adding extra excitement to the evening, the award ceremony's namesake and nine-time Tony Award winnerTommy Tune made a special appearance to kick off the show and to present the night's top honor. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Randy Graff and More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Tony Award-Winners Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), Randy Graff (Les Miserables, City of Angels) and Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights, Bring it On), Tony Award-nomineesLiz Callaway (Miss Saigon, Baby, Cats), Sally Mayes (She Loves Me), Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde),Stephen Bogardus (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Bob Stillman (Dirty Blonde) and Annie Golden (Hair), and Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet, Company), Ann Harada (Cinderella, Avenue Q), Eddie Korbich (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Kerry O'Malley (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Sally Wilfert (Assassins) and Nightlife Award Winners Scott Coulter, Julie Reyburn and Steve Ross will be among the 25 stars set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 12 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1965-1989. More stars to be announced soon! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Cast of Mixed Blood's PASSING STRANGE, Opening 4/25
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

Identity and racial politics form the foundation of PASSING STRANGE, one of the seminal musicals of our time, and Mixed Blood Theatre's production honors that epic rock legacy, with the added dimension of the intimacy and immediacy of the Alan Page Auditorium. With disparate styles that range from '60's Europop to '70's punk to '80's electronica, to gospel, soul, and funk, to musical theatre, and with a nod to James Brown, this Tony Award winner is a play within a rock concert. Eschewing preconceptions, this band's lead singer is a middle class African American Buddhist rocker ex-pat story-teller, sharing the picaresque journey of his youth via 24 songs. The play's title is inspired by a passage in Shakespeare's OTHELLO. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant, Teal Wicks & More Set for THE LIGHTNING THIEF Benefit Concert on 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit, 'House of Cards'), Teal Wicks (Jekyll and Hyde, Wicked), Stephen DeRosa (HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'), Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing) and Matthew Schechter (Act One) have joined the roster of performers set to appear in the one-night-only benefit concert of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Sergi Albert, David Comrie, Damaris Martínez y Daniela Pobega se reúnen en 'Human Again'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 15, 2014

El próximo 2 de junio en la Sala 2 del Nuevo Teatro Alcalá, los cuatro artistas dejarán por una noche los grandes escenarios para volver a ser ellos mismos en esencia, a través de pequeñas y particulares joyas del teatro musical. La velada contará con la dirección escénica de Mercè Grané y la dirección musical del maestro César Belda. (more...)

Broadway-Themed Gala Dinner to Benefit Music Circus, Broadway Sacramento and Arts Ed Programs, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Broadway Gala, California Musical Theatre's annual fund raising dinner, takes place on Saturday, May 3, starting at 6:00 p.m., at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street in Sacramento. Memorial Auditorium will be elegantly decorated for the evening with a New York Broadway theme. (more...)

Off-Broadway's 'GREED' to Close 4/19 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Greed: A Musical for Our Times, written by Michael Roberts and directed by Christopher Scott with music direction & arrangements by Steven Gross, will end its Off-Broadway, open-ended premiere engagement at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street) on Saturday April 19th. Greed: A Musical for Our Times is presented Off-Broadway by Eric Krebs. (more...)

Lance Horne Celebrates FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwood Table & Stage in Los Angeles tonight, April 15 at 8:00 PM with guest artists Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye and Lisa Ann Walter, with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. (more...)

AVENUE Q UK Tour Announces Dates Through September
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Sell a Door Theatre and Richard Darbourne Ltd are delighted to announce that due to popular demand the UK Tour of Avenue Q has been extended to include new dates in Glasgow, Carlisle, Wimbledon, Cork, Portsmouth and Birmingham (full listings attached). A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and worldwide, the award-winning comedy musical opens at Greenwich Theatre next Wednesday 23 April before embarking on a 4 month UK Tour. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Join Lance Horne for FIRST THINGS LAST at Rockwell Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Special guest Cheyenne Jackson has joined the evening, in addition to previously announced Ricki Lake, Ashley Fink ('Glee'), Shane Jenek (Courtney Act from 'RuPaul's Drag Race'), Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) and Julie Garnye (Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl) with special surprise stars. They (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Vet Barrett Foa to Begin Performances 5/27 in BUYER & CELLAR!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star and Broadway veteran Barrett Foa (Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, ...Spelling Bee) will begin performances as Alex More in the smash hit comedy Buyer & Cellar on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). For the past five seasons, Barrett Foa has co-starred opposite LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell as tech geek Eric Beale on CBS' top-rated hit series 'NCIS: Los Angeles' which is currently the #2 show on television. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Ticket Policy at Segerstrom Center, 5/13-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, are pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the Orange County engagement, May 13 - 25, 2014. The production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the Segerstrom Hall box office, making a limited number of tickets available for $25 each. (more...)

Telly Leung, Hannah Elless and More Set for 'WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN' Benefit to Support Operation Smile, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

For one night only producer Caleb Ryan and friends are reviving the timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart to raise money for Operation Smile as part of a new Broadway charitable initiative 'A Broadway Smile' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Dayton (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for West Virginia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Boise (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: From the Party in the Covent Garden Piazza
by Gary Naylor - Apr 13, 2014

Gary Naylor spends a couple of hours on the Covent Garden cobbles watching the pre-show and the big screen feed of first half of the Oliviers 2014. On a perfect spring evening, Covent Garden was buzzing more than ever as I pushed past the men doing that 'hover above the pavement' trick you see in all capital cities and the statue-still spray-painted street 'entertainers' to pitch up at the Piazza for the big stage and big screens of the Oliviers 2014. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Live Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

It's the biggest night in the West End theatre calendar - the great and the good are gathered in Covent Garden to celebrate the best stage work of the last year. Stick with us throughout the night for all the winners, as well as gossip from the Party in the Piazza, and a running commentary on the TV highlights show! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

ANNAPURNA Begins Previews Tomorrow, Starring Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 13 - June 1. Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 21 at 7:00pm, at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Check Out American Theater Group's MARRY HARRY, 4/23-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

This spring, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater, will present a new musical, Marry Harry, from April 23 - May 11th. Check out a hilarious clip of two of the actors here. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

We can't wait to say 'Hello' to the stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON -- live online! Nic Rouleau (Elder Price) and Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham) will participate in a Twitter chat tonight, April 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Find THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter @BookofMormon. The chat will be marked by the hashtag #BOMCHAT. (more...)

Hartford Gay Men's Chorus' Spring Concert MEN ON BROADWAY Set for 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

In its second season, the Hartford Gay Men's Chorus will sing-in the spring season with MEN ON BROADWAY, a joyful review of Broadway melodies, including selections from more than 20 shows, such as Guys and Dolls, Avenue Q, Godspell, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

THE CONFESSION ROOM, Starring Jon Robyns, to Play in Concert at the St. James Studio, July 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Confession Room will return to London this summer in a special one-off concert at the St. James Studio on Sunday 13th July. This production will be directed by Paul Foster with musical direction by Tim Evans and will star Jon Robyns. (more...)

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