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Sesame Street meets South Park: They may look familiar, but these puppets (and their human counterparts) have an irreverent take on the joys and travails of making it on your own. Winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Hilarious Modern Musical AVENUE Q Comes to BPA, May 9-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Join us for the laugh-out-loud racy hit next May at BPA - a comedy strictly for adults. Avenue Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city to seek their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 9, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Hold onto your hats! Shows beginning in late April include 'Avenue Q,' 'Ragtime,' 'Juno,' 'Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!,' 'How To Succeed...,' 'Hair,' 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Motown' and 'The Wizard Of Oz!' AMAZING! Plus news from The Second City, the Goodman, that JCS arena tour, a 2015 'Little Shop' and the return of the Mormons! Whew! (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat, April 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 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 on Friday, 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...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy at PPAC; Performances Begin 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins April 29, 2014 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI and plays a limited two-week engagement through May 11, 2014. THE BOOK OF MORMON is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series. In Providence, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 4/06/2014
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Lance Horne to Celebrate FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 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 on Tuesday, 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...)

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

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

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Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 4/13/2014
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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

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Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/13/2014
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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...)

Ashley Fink, Shane Jenek & Adam Kantor to Join Lance Horne at Rockwell Table & Stage, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00 PM. Special guests Ashley Fink ('Glee'), Shane Jenek (Courtney Act from 'RuPaul's Drag Race') and Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) have joined the evening, in adition to previously announced Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye (Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl) and Lisa Ann Walter (The Parent Trap) 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. Lance's March 31 evening at Birdland Jazz Club in New York featred Alan Cumming, Rachel Dratch, Stephen Wallem, Alice Ripley and more. He recently contributed a movement to Tyler's Suite, a choral song-cycle dedicated to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student that took his life three years ago. The piece, which also includes contributions from Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway and Craig Carnelia, was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in March. Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.. Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum. Visit Rockwell-LA.com for more information. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Begins Performances 5/13 at Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play Columbus at the Ohio Theatre May 13-25. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, 4/23-510
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

Michael Mayer-Helmed Musical BROOKLYNITE & Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA; OR AMBITION Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Vineyard Theatre will produce the world-premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE directed by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer as well as a new play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (APPROPRIATE) as part of the non-profit theatre company's 2014-15 season, it was confirmed this afternoon by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces 2014 National Music Theater Conference Selections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today its two new musicals selected for development at the 36th National Music Theater Conference: The War Dept. and The White City. (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...)

MOTOWN to Celebrate First Year on Broadway with Free Lottery this Sunday, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

On Sunday, April 13, Motown the Musical invites fans to celebrate its first anniversary on Broadway with a one-time-only, free ticket lottery for the 3:00PM performance. (more...)

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