The Nitty Gritty Behind HAMILTON's Landmark Profit-Sharing Deal: Read the Cast's Full Letter to Jeffrey Seller!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

If you were wondering how this landmark decision came about (because, let's face it, it's almost unprecedented), Bloomberg has now shared in detail how the deal came to fruition. The piece includes the letter sent Aug. 31, 2015 from 22 members of the cast to lead producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

DVR ALERT: SOUTH PARK Episode Co-Written by Robert Lopez Airs Tonight on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Robert Lopez fans should be sure to tune in to Comedy Central tonight for a brand new episode of the show co-written by the Academy Award winning composer. He tweeted this afternoon: 'I've been out in LA this week helping Matt and Trey write tonight's South Park episode. They never cease to amaze me. Tune in!' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/28/2016 - ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, A STAR IS BORN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

Today's big news: ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light opens Off-Broadway, Molly Pope brings A STAR IS BORN to Feinstein's/54 Below, a starry production of THE PRODUCERS starts tonight at Paper Mill, and THE FRONT PAGE's Nathan Lane & John Goodman stop by TODAY! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/27/2016 - HAMILTON Hits the Windy City and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 27, 2016

Today's big news: HAMILTON begins tonight in the Windy City, CINDERELLA launches its national tour in Grand Rapids, Laura Benanti makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, and Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE starts at MTC! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/20/2016 - 9/27/2016
by - Sep 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/20/2016 - 9/27/2016. (more...)

TV: Watch The Cast of AVENUE Q Debate As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

The CLINTON and TRUMP puppets made their debut in a Town Hall-style debate - which was a preview to the actual first scheduled debate between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump, yesterday. BroadwayWorld was on had to exclusively live stream the event on Facebook! (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume Designer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

Dick King-Smith's BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Adapted from Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production, embarking on a major UK Tour in 2017 following a Christmas season at Polka Theatre. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming 'baa-ber sheep' quartet, the tour will launch from West Yorkshire Playhouse on Monday 13 February and run until September 2017. Full tour schedule attached; further dates to be announced.   (more...)

FROZEN Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram Will Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

Artistas del West End acompañarán a Joan Vázquez en su primer concierto en Londres
by Roberto Rodrguez - Sep 26, 2016

El cantante y actor de musicales Joan Vázquez (Hair, Merrily We Roll Along, Mamma Mia!, The History B) debutará en los escenarios londinenses el próximo 15 de octubre con su concierto Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute. Y en esta ocasión estará acompañado por reconocidos artistas del West End londinenses. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN Musical Stage Show!
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

For the 'first time in forever,' the beloved animated hit FROZEN is getting the Disney Cruise Line theatrical treatment as the new stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR, boards the Disney Wonder this November. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: AVENUE Q Hosts a Town Hall Debate with Clinton & Trump Puppets!
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a "joke" or "no laughing matter" or somewhere in between, take heart:  the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy AVENUE Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a HILLARY CLINTON puppet and DONALD TRUMP puppet to its acting company of people and puppets.  (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Gets Ready for Presidential Head-to-Head with Clinton, Trump Puppet Debate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Clinton and Trump puppets made their debut in a Town Hall-style debate - a preview to the actual first scheduled debate between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump - earlier today, September 26, at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) at noon. BroadwayWorld was there and brought you footage LIVE - watch the video via Facebook below! (more...)

TV: Watch The Opening Number of Broadway Bound COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present the opening number from the Broadway bound musical Come From Away. The performance was recorded today in Toronto at the annual Mirvish season launch event, and features the entire Washington  cast! Check out the video below! (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Flea Market 2016 Merchandise Tables
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com was on hand for our favorite day and captured the many booths featuring Broadway shows, stars and industry organizations. (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 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. (more...)

BWW Review: Yale Edges Out Harvard 32-31 in the Wildly Entertaining Second Annual HARVARD-YALE CANTATA at Feinstein's/54 Below 
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 23, 2016

The first annual HARVARD-YALE CANTATA at Feinstein's/54 Below, a musical competition modeled on the legendary boat race, was nothing short of electrifying. The sold-out show directed and produced by Tom Toce (Yale '78) was one of those evenings that make you grateful and happy to live in New York among so many brilliant and passionate artists. And if you happened to attend either school, it produced a particular pride in all that is wonderful about institutions fashionable to bash in an age of reverse snobbery. (Full disclosure: I graduated from Yale in 1995.) While the second CANTATA played to a slightly smaller crowd, the show featured songs by lyricists who have made lasting contributions to popular music in the 20th Century: Alan Lerner (H '40), Tom Lehrer (H '46 and MA '47), and John Forster (H '69). In more recent years, Cambridge and New Haven have produced Broadway composers such as Larry O'Keefe (H '91 HEATHERS, LEGALLY BLONDE) and Bobby Lopez (Y '97, BOOK OF MORMON, Avenue Q, and songs from FROZEN), the youngest of only 12 people to win an Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Oscar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with the Band for the Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Click below to go behind the scenes with the band at Ford's Theatre! (more...)

NYC's New World Stages' Puppeteered CLINTON AND TRUMP DEBATE Previews This Monday, Sept. 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a "joke" or "no laughing matter" or somewhere in between, take heart:   the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy Avenue Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a HILLARY CLINTON puppet and DONALD TRUMP puppet to its acting company of people and puppets.  (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, announce casting for Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD, opening the Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

BWW Interview - John Treacy Egan Returns as Franz Liebkind in Paper Mill's THE PRODUCERS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 23, 2016

Today, John Treacy Egan speaks with BWW about revisiting the role of this Nazi-loving, Broadway-crazed nutjob! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/23/2016 - OH, HELLO, Broadway Flea Market & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 23, 2016

This weekend's big news: OH, HELLO begins previews tonight on Broadway, Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED starts off-Broadway, THEATER TALK airs an Edward Albee tribute, and this year's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is Sunday! (more...)

AVENUE Q Enters the Race with Clinton and Trump Puppet Debate Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a 'joke' or 'no laughing matter' or somewhere in between, take heart: the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy Avenue Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a Hillary Clinton puppet and Donald Trump puppet to its acting company of people and puppets. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Final Phase Groundbreaking
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Local dignitaries, elected officials and Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) supporters gathered by the river and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Tony Award-winning Broadway producers who now manage the Playhouse -- Alexander Fraser, Producing Director ('Kinky Boots', 'The Normal Heart') and Robyn Goodman, Executive Producer ('Avenue Q', 'In the Heights'). They recognized Bridge Street Foundation's Sherri and Kevin Daugherty, who are gifting this $3 million final phase of renovations to the Playhouse. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy Opens 2016-17 Season With ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The 46th season of The Theatre Company of the University of Detroit Mercy will launch Sept. 22-Oct. 9, 2016, with the Michigan premiere of Kenneth Jones' fact-inspired drama Alabama Story, a play with unique ties to The Motor City.  (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Presents THE BOOK OF MORMON This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking week run in 2015, returns to Jacksonville for a limited engagement from January 17-22, 2017 at the Times-Union Center's Moran Theater.  Single tickets will go on sale on September 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., by visiting www.fscjartistseries.org or by calling (904) 442-2929. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (904) 442- 2947.  (more...)

Panic! Brings Tony-Nominated BRING IT ON to Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Panic! Productions brings the Lin-Manuel Miranda-Tom Kitt musical, "Bring it On," to the Scherr Forum Theatre in Thousand Oaks October 6 through 16. Directed by Nicolas Womack, and choreographed by Keenon Hooks, this Tony Award-nominated musical was adapted for Broadway from the hit film of the same title and explores the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading and the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance. (more...)

El Greco Productions Presents World Premiere of Hip Hop Superhero Musical SIAMESE SEX SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

What does the future hold for sex? Blending Lady Gaga-esque popstar theatricality with Blade Runner's dark comic vision, the world premiere of the Siamese Sex Show, a hip hop musical, takes place in the dystopian future. The mysterious conglomerate Monocorp fabricates an epidemic condemning intimacy to profit from its "safe" new pseudo-sex product called the Love Light. At an underground 'intimacy' speakeasy called "The Siamese Sex Show," four fallen popstars gather in collusion to plan their revenge against Monocorp's devious CEO. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, can these unlikely heroes overcome their differences in time to stop Monocorp's evil agenda?  (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Again Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. This twice-extended engagement, originally set to play through December 11, now runs through Friday, December 30. (more...)

GETTING IT RIGHT: THE SONGS OF JAMES BALLARD AND SETH CHRISTENFELD to Play The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

James Ballard and Seth Christenfeld, the musical theatre writing team behind The Oxford Epidemic, will present an evening of their material at The Laurie Beechman Theater for one night only on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now, at $15 and can be purchased at www.westbankcafe.com. There is a $20 food/drink minimum. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON at Centennial Concert Hall Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a student rush ticket policy for the show's Winnipeg engagement, which begins Tuesday September 27, 2016 at the Centennial Concert Hall and plays a limited one- week engagement through Sunday October 2, 2016. In Winnipeg, the production will conduct a pre- show student rush, making twenty (20) tickets available per show at $25 per ticket. Student Rush (more...)

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-Op Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 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...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

Crown Theatre Perth and Prince Moo Productions presents AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The hilariously side-splitting Avenue Q is set to return to Perth for a strictly limited season this November, bringing audiences a show that is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

Melissa Errico, LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Concert and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 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. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

ME AND ELLA and MARRY HARRY Slated for York's Musical Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).   (more...)

Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances. (more...)

BWW Review: HAND TO GOD Thrills at StageWest Theatre Company
by Nolan Boggess - Sep 15, 2016

Hand to God is good. It is that type of good that makes you feel bad for loving it so much. (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Fall Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements byRon Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

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