OSTC's Piano Bar Series Continues on August 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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Shuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New Group has announced additional casting for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season.  Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman, this production features Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Shuler Hensley, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones, Jr., Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett and Joel Perez, and as previously announced, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 2 - December 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Workshop in SHOWS WE'LL NEVER DO at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

This past week, Broadway Workshop presented their 2nd annual benefit concert at NYC's famed supper club - Feinstein's/54 Below. This years show was entitled - SHOWS WE'LL NEVER DO featuring songs from musicals that Broadway Workshop will likely never produce including; Avenue Q, Gypsy. Into the Woods, The Color Purple, Grey Gardens, The Life, Heathers, Dear Evan Hansen, The Last 5 Years, Spring Awakening and Hamilton. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Shows Off His Elizabethan Resume
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Though Will Chase is currently making 'em swoon as the rock star bard, his mug is put to good use in a clever Elizabethan resume. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON at AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House On Sale August 29th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played sold out and record breaking runs in 2013 and 2014, returns for a third engagement in Dallas for two weeks beginning Tuesday, December 20 through Sunday, December 31, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District.  Single tickets will go on sale Monday, August 29 at 10 a.m. (more...)

VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Rob McClure Sings a Sweet, Jazzy Arrangement of Rodgers & Hart's 'Manhattan' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Earlier the summer, the SOMETHING ROTTEN! star made his New York solo concert debut. (more...)

FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring the Holiday Spirit to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

M. Scott McLean in association with John Davisi is proud to present FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Owen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Iridium has announced its upcoming fall shows! (more...)

Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell to Depart Vineyard Theatre as Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Vineyard Theatre, one of the nation's leading nonprofit theatre companies has announced today that Executive Producer/CEO Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, who has been a key member of the company's leadership team for almost 20 years, has decided to depart at the end of September 2016 to pursue new career opportunities. (more...)

Emily Kron and Steven Mooney to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors has arrived to Playhouse on Park! (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

After making his initial Broadway appearances in ASPECTS OF LOVE and JEKYLL & HYDE, Brad Oscar's breakthrough Tony-nominated performance as demanding playwright Franz Liebkind in THE PRODUCERS helped make him one of musical theatre's most sought-after funnymen. (more...)

VIDEO: Ledinsky's Controversial Donald Trump Music Video Features AVENUE Q Puppets and Cast
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

With its attention-grabbing title, Swedish singer/songwriter Ledinsky's single 'Donald Trump Makes Me Wanna Smoke Crack' has been mounting up controversy and YouTube hits. (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Cast Featured In Music Video For Ledinsky's Controversial Donald Trump Song
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

With its attention-grabbing title, Swedish singer/songwriter Ledinsky's single 'Donald Trump Makes Me Wanna Smoke Crack' has been mounting up controversy and YouTube hits. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: FROZEN's Robert Lopez Plays 'Let It Go' As Marie's Crisis Crowd Sings Along
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

The Oscar-winning songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez joined the fun at the Greenwich Village piano bar. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

HONOR Musical Adapted from Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Coming Up at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Coming up soon! Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, will present a concert performance of the musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for 'Thrones! The Musical Parody' at Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" sweeps through the Windy City once again this fall at Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with a talented ensemble of Chicago up-and-comers bringing the "Game of Thrones" send-up to life. Under the direction of Hannah Todd, the cast of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" includes Caitlyn Cerza, Nick Druzbanski, Madeline Lauzon, Beau Nolen, Victoria Olivier and Christopher Ratliff. This all-Chicago cast combines comedic talents and "knockout vocal harmonies" (Chicago Reader) to bring all six seasons of the HBO hit to the stage, recounting the journey of well-known characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, the Stark family, Daenerys Targaryen and more. Performances for the fall run of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" begin September 15; tickets ($29-$59) are on sale now and can be purchased at ApolloChicago.com or by calling the box office at 773.935.6100. The press performance takes place on September 21. Headshots and imagery can be accessed here. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/23/16- Andrew Rannells
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, Andrew Rannells! Rannells played Bob Gaudio in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys. In January 2009, he reprised the role of Gaudio in the musical's Broadway production. Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, a musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. For his performance, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. His last performance was June 10, 2012. He will soon play Bryan Buckley in Ryan Murphy's new television series The New Normal on NBC. (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a two-week extension for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Offer '20at20' Deals This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that its hugely popular semi-annual ticket promotion 20at20, will return from September 5th to September 25, 2016. 20at20 makes $20 tickets available to participating Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain time. (more...)

Eric B. Anthony and More Set for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Today, co-founders Chris Maikish and Luke Klipp announced the cast for the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, performing at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond Have a Blast at AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

It's always a good night to hang with the cast of Avenue Q, especially if you are Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond. The hilarious duo swung by Avenue Q last night and BroadwayWorld has your look at Fey and Richmond hanging with the cast behind the scenes. Check it out! (more...)

BWW Review: Tallahassee's AVENUE Q is Game-Changer
by Trevor Durham - Aug 19, 2016

JC Carr leads a cast into new territory (more...)

Barbara Rafferty Joins THE WEDDING SINGER at King's Theatre Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer starring Barbara Rafferty, Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett will make an appearance at the King's in Glasgow from Tuesday 18 April for five nights as part of major UK tour. (more...)

BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Michael Feinstein with Marilyn Maye, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES with Christopher Durang and more. Details below! (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company to Kick Off 10th Season with URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Constellation Theatre Company will present Urinetown by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis directed by Allison Arkell Stockman from August 31 - October 9 at SOURCE 1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC. (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Maria Rizzo and Rachel Zampelli to Star in THE GULF World Premiere This Fall at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulfcontinues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. The production stars Maria Rizzo (Signature's Gypsy, West Side Story) and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Fix, Dying City), and runs September 13 - November 6 in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Sets Opening Night; Newfoundland Benefit Concerts Set for This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The producers of COME FROM AWAY announced today that they will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the 'come from aways' whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena, The Steele Community Centre (155 Airport Boulevard, Gander, NL), on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3pm (NDT) and 8pm (NDT). The benefit concerts, presented in association with the Town of Gander, NL, will star the cast of the Broadway and Toronto productions of COME FROM AWAY. Tickets are now on sale for the two benefit concert performances of COME FROM AWAY in Gander, NL and are $20. For reservations and more information please visit www.gandercanada.tix.com, or contact the Steele Community Centre box office at 709-651-5931 or in person between the hours of 10am (NDT) and 5:30pm (NDT), Monday throughFriday. (more...)

The Gateway Announces THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Get ready to 'do the time warp again' with the cult-classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show, live and interactive at The Gateway in Bellport from August 24-September 10.  Tickets start at $59. For tickets, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at www.TheGateway.org.  (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents First Show of 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Selects Three New Works for 2016-17 Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Vineyard Theatre will present three readings of new works in September exclusively for members of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, Avenue Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents BACK TO THE GARDEN The Songs of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Celebrate folk-rock trailblazers Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro when Rubicon Theatre Company presents BACK TO THE GARDEN later this week, the fifth offering in this season's Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. This energetic and soul-stirring concert directed by Amy Jones with musical direction by Debra Barsha, stars Melissa Hammans, Shaleah Adkisson, Maddy Wyatt and Sue Terwilliger on guitar. Having played to sold-out theatres across the country, Back to the Garden plays in Ventura for only 3 performances on Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

LIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL to Make San Diego Debut at Diversionary Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Three best friends from Washington got together and decided to make a musical. The rest is history - or at least it will be when the cast of LIZARD BOY makes their San Diego debut at Diversionary Theatre this September. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents A Special One-Night-Only Free Performance of FULLY COMMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents an evening of nonstop laughs with the comedy FULLY COMMITTED by BECKY MODE, a FREE one-night only performance starring JOEY SPONSELLER and directed by the award-winning RICHARD ISRAEL on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. This highly energetic, witty and frenetic play follows Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's premier restaurant. Sam is caught between coercion, threats, bribes and histrionics - with a cast of desperate callers who will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam's got his own needs to contend with - his recently widowed dad wants him home for the holidays, and he's up for a chance part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, Sam must learn how to look out for himself. But can he?  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/12; CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, NICE WORK at Music Circus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 12, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

Cast Announced for Chicago Premiere of off-Broadway Musical FLY BY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's Chicago premiere of the heralded off-Broadway musical Fly by Night - the story of a love triangle between a young sandwich maker and two sisters recently relocated from South Dakota to New York. (more...)

BBT's HAIRSPRAY Opens at the Riverwalk Center August 26th!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance.  And dance she does through her downtrodden neighborhood, through the harsh put-downs of her schoolmates, and through the racial barriers dividing 1960s Baltimore.  When she gets the chance to be a dancer on the "Corny Collins TV Show," Tracy ignites a rock 'n roll revolution among her friends, defuses racial tensions, and finds love against all odds.  Big heart...big hair...and a great big hit!  Winner of 2003 Ton Awards including Best Musical! (more...)

Mark Hartman's LATE BREAKING STORIES Coming to the Iridium August 23rd
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present the acclaimed, MAC Award-nominated variety show, Mark Hartman's LATE BREAKING STORIES, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 8pm at Iridium. The evening is hosted by Pianist/Music Director/Conductor MARK HARTMAN, with John Miller on bass, Ray Marchica on drums & special guest vocalists Dana Levinson, Paul Victor, Erin Quill & T. Oliver Reid. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: 'Shocking' Ad Leaves AVENUE Q Puppet Star Accidentally Overexposed
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

An accidental reminder that even though the hilarious musical features adorably furry puppet characters, it ain't for kids. (more...)

Taryn Manning and More to Star in Musical Mockumentary HAPPY YUMMY CHICKEN at Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black, Hustle & Flow, Crossroads), Suzzanne Douglas (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Lifetime's Whitney), Emma Myles (Orange is the New Black, Child of Grace) and Diane Guerrero (Jane the Virgin, Orange is the New Black) star in the upcoming musical theatre mockumentary Happy Yummy Chicken written by Brandon Monokian and directed by Anna Loyd Bradshaw. (more...)

Ann Harada Writes of Her Experiences 'Acting While Asian'
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

After making her Broadway debut in 1998 as a replacement in M. BUTTERFLY and returning a dozen years later as Marshal of the Court in SEUSSICAL, Ann Harada made a huge splash as the no-nonsense, perpetually engaged social worker Christmas Eve in Avenue Q. (more...)

BEERPROV Set for September at the Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

?A rotating cast of comedians create hilarious, unscripted sketches based on audience suggestions in BeerProv.  (more...)

Starry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse tonight, August 10 to September 3. (more...)

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