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BLUEBARN Theatre to Present Regional Debut of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The BLUEBARN Theatre will present the regional premiere of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL with book, lyrics, and music by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fan & Friends to Present THE KINDNESS PROJECT at Flamboyan Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

 Fan & Friends presents THE KINDNESS PROJECT, a work-in-progress presentation by Mabou Mines' 2015-2016 Resident Artist Chongren Fan, at the Flamboyan Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002), on Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30pm and Friday, June 3rd at 8:30pm. Check out photos from rehearsal below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fan & Friends to Present THE KINDNESS PROJECT at Flamboyan Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

 Fan & Friends presents THE KINDNESS PROJECT, a work-in-progress presentation by Mabou Mines' 2015-2016 Resident Artist Chongren Fan, at the Flamboyan Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002), on Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30pm and Friday, June 3rd at 8:30pm. Check out photos from rehearsal below. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host TRU Panel, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the June panel about career fludity, Finding a Happy Medium: Theater, Film, TV, New Media, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm.  For more details visit http://truonline.org/events/happy-medium/. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/23/2016 - Lilly Awards, Theater World Awards, Obie Awards and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: Its a busy day! The 7th annual Lilly Awards, 72nd annual Theater World Awards and The 61st annual Obie Awards are all being presented today. NYTW will also celebrate opening night of HADESTOWN! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Jeremy Jordan Working on BAT BOY Revival?
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Could Bat Boy be flying back to the stage? According to Jeremy Jordan, a new production might be in the works. He tweeted: (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage MASTER CLASS, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? The Human Race rounds out its 2015-2016 season with the 1996 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Master Class. One of the opera world's greatest legends takes center stage as Maria Callas gives three aspiring singers a rough introduction to the reality of performing. During a voice master class at the Julliard School, this controversial personality-now in the twilight of her career-remains fearless as she looks back upon her life-the triumphs and heartbreaks, the egos and ambitions, the glories and the scandals. This biographic drama presents a revealing look at a commanding diva and the sacrifice for art. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: He's a Music Man- How Long Did it Take Alex Lacamoire to Orchestrate HAMILTON? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2016

Just call him the music man. Alex Lacamoire is the man in charge of the sound of HAMILTON. As music director, he heads the show's orchestra nightly at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and as the orchestrator, he has earned his second Tony nomination. So long long did it take for him to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda's music to life? He's telling all below! (more...)

Drama Desk Panel with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk on REVIVING THE REVIVAL Set for Sardi's, 5/24
by Lauren Yarger - May 16, 2016

Robin Milling moderates a Drama Desk discussion on Reviving Revivals with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk at Spring Lunch Panel at Sardi's. (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre to Bring HEATHERS to Broward Center, 6/9-25
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

As the finale to its acclaimed inaugural season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Slow Burn Theatre Company presents the hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal Heathers: The Musical in its South Florida premiere from Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Griffin Theatre Stages Chicago Premiere of BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Griffin Theatre Company concludes its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the off-Broadway hit Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL, with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Heathers: The Musical), direction by Scott Weinstein, music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster and choreography by Rhett Guter. Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL will play June 4 - July 24, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.griffintheatre.com. The press opening is Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 3 pm. (more...)

Tickets to HEATHERS at Portland Stage Company Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

You may want to choose who you sit with at lunch a little more carefully this summer; the meanest girls in Ohio are coming to Portland. (more...)

Anneliese Van Der Pol and Jeanna De Waal to Lead COOKIES at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Anneliese Van Der Pol* ('That's So Raven'), Jeanna De Waal* (Kinky Boots, American Idiot), Brynn Williams* (13, Bye Bye Birdie), and Trent Armand Kendall* (Into The Woods, Bat Boy) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming reading of COOKIES, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Michael Shapiro and David Christensen. (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton and Bradley Dean to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage from July 13 to August 6, making the Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. (more...)

Leanne Borghesi Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The sumptuously talented Leanne Borghesi returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her all-new comedic show, BDSM (Beautiful Dirty Sexy Me) for two performances only - Friday, August 5 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 6 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre to Stage BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

RLT's Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage begin the 2016/17 season with a musical inspired by the Weekly World News phenomenon, "Bat Boy: The Musical." Directed by Linda O'Day Young, the production opens on July 15 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with Henry McGinniss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 28, 2016

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LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography. Adapted by Stacey Weingarten (NYMF: Les Enfants de Paris, Rescue Rue) with additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson, the cast of 14 includes Spencer Clark (Regional: West Side Story, Romeo In Your Arms), Carson Higgins (Nat. Tour: American Idiot; NYMF: The Runaway Clone), Larry Hamilton (Off Bway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Captain Louie), Catherine Landeta (Regional: The King and I, Avenue Q, Bat Boy), Melissa Hunter McCann (TV: 'Tony Awards'; NY: Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Encore's Paint Your Wagon), Gabrielle McClinton (Bway: Pippin; 1st Nat. Tour: American Idiot), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: Annie, The Producers, Singin' in the Rain), Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera; NYMF: Bedbugs!!!), Ashley Talluto (Nat. Tour: Flashdance, West Side Story), Michael Jayne Walker (Regional: Hair, Godspell, Tommy), and Amy Whitcomb (TV: 'The Voice;' 'The Sing-Off'). LUDO's Broken Bride is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. (more...)

Stray Dog Theatre to Stage BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming. Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe. Licensed under agreement with Weekly World News. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (more...)

Stray Dog Theatre to Stage BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL, an offbeat comedy/horror musical, is a big-hearted satire about prejudice. As ripped from a bizarre tabloid headline and set in a tiny West Virginia town, a strange, deformed boy is found alone in a cave. Once the 'Bat Boy' is brought to light, dark - and hilarious - secrets emerge, shaking the community to its core. A clever, playful pop/rock score highlights the show's delirious take on American eccentricities. (more...)

Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Creative Cauldron's 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1st through September 19th at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Full Circle Series, IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO PEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The concept of Circle Theatre's Full Circle Series is simple: produce an evening of performance where 100% of the proceeds go directly to an organization that is tied to the show's central message. (more...)

Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kathy Brier Set for Broadway Download on 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The original 'Dream' Sheryl Lee Ralph and Hairspray's Kathy Brier are the guests for this week's TRENT ARMAND KENDALL Broadway Download, a new entertainment based digital radio show co-hosted by Richard E. Waits, every Wednesday, 5:00-5:55 PM. www.cityworldradio.com (more...)

BAT BOY Set to Open Kaleidoscope Theater's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Ripped straight from the tabloid headlines, Bat Boy: The Musical takes a bite out of Texas as The Kaleidoscope Theater opens its first season with the addition of Bruce Lumpkin and Marley Wisnoski to its Creative Staff. Bat Boy: The Musical was the first production at The Kaleidoscope in 2014 and after two years in their beautiful "Off-Broadway" space, the newly redefined company has chosen to remount the musical as they begin a new era of cutting edge theatre in the heart of downtown Houston. Bat Boy will thrill audiences June 24 through July 24. (more...)

BWW Review: Griffin's BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Jun 15, 2016

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HAMILTON's Alex Lacamoire Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Alex Lacamoire has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for HAMILTON. Lacamoire is the Music Director, Orchestrator and Co-Arranger for HAMILTON. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alex Lacamoire Explains the Orchestrations of HAMILTON
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

As Music Director for the 16-time Tony nominated hit Hamilton, Tony Award-winner Alex Lacamoire explains just what goes into bringing a song to life. Below, watch as Lacamoire performs selections from the show, talks about the creative process, and discusses his collaborations with other members of the Hamilton team. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Is 20th Annual Shakespeare Under The Stars Production
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016 with previews July 6-8. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the Chicago Sun-Times raves to be "ideal for the sylvan backdrop of Oak Brook's Peabody Estate grounds, [A Midsummer Night's] Dream seems to speak directly to the trees and moonlight." Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alex Lacamoire Reimagines HAMILTON's 'The Schuyler Sisters' as Classic Broadway Show Tune
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alex Lacamoire, the music director for the 16-time Tony nominated hit HAMILTON, took part in AOLBuild, hosted by Laura Heywood, yesterday. As part of her ongoing 40 Seconds of Broadway Awesomness YouTube series, she's released a segment in which Lacamoire reimagines 'The Schuyler Sisters' from the musical as a classic Broadway show tune. Check it out below! (more...)

First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Open in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

First Folio Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14,2016 with previews July 6-8. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the Chicago Sun-Times raves to be 'ideal for the sylvan backdrop of Oak Brook's Peabody Estate grounds, [A Midsummer Night's] Dream seems to speak directly to the trees and moonlight.' Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening tonight, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/9/2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/9/2016. (more...)

Un-Common Theatre to Present HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Un-Common Theatre Young Adult Company is thrilled to be presenting the Massachusetts Premier of 'Heathers The Musical' presented at the Mansfield Music and Arts Black Box, Mansfield, on July 14-17, 2016! This production marks the Young Adult Company's 12th year of offering current, cutting-edge theatre to our community and features a cast of 23 high school and college students. (more...)

Historic Tammany Hall's Union Square Theatre To Be Demolished
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The former home of New York City's powerful Tammany Society had housed an Off-Broadway Theatre since 1985. (more...)

Josh RH Daveta to Bring TEENAGE DREAMS to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

After a sell-out debut season at Brisbane Powerhouse, Josh RH Daveta is bringing his brand new cabaret, Teenage Dreams to Melbourne. (more...)

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE to Present Preview Cabaret at The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Before their August 3rd opening at NYMF, LUDO's Broken Bride is presenting a... 'Broken Bride Preview Cabaret' on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) at The West End Lounge 955 West End Avenue (at 107th Street).  (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall + Brass ILLUSION Headline BROADWAY AT THE PIER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Trent Armand Kendall (host of TRENT ARMAND KENDALL Broadway Download, City World Radio) is host and producer of an outdoor, summer concert series at Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ. Pier Village is the most popular destinations on the Jersey Shore with retail, restaurants, international food trucks, residences and varied, exciting summer programming. Broadway at the Pier is a free event. Patrons are invited to bring their favorite blankets and chairs to enjoy a high energy, 60 minute concert of classic, contemporary and Broadway hits. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Castaside Productions' HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Based on the classic 1989 film and with a 2014 Drama Desk Nominated score by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness!), the Maine Premiere of HEATHERS the Musical centers around the microcosm of Westerberg High. The Heathers--the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio--rule the school with an iron, well-manicured fist. But when misfit Veronica Sawyer upgrades to their status and then rejects their regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy J.D. has plans to put the Heathers in their place. Check out a first look at the production below!  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2016
by - Jul 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

July 17th Ticket Discount for BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL at The Kaleidoscope Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Use the code TKTBB717 to receive Buy-One-Get-One-Free tickets for the 7/17 5:00 p.m. performance of Bat Boy! (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

 First Folio Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, which opened Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 14, 2016. Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Hayley Rice and produced by David Rice, author ofThe Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

New York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, announced today additional productions and special events for NYMF 2016. THE GOLD, SINGLE, CAMP ROLLING HILLS, LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT, CRUDE, and MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTHjoin the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. In addition, NYMF is proud to announce additional concerts and special events for the 2016 Festival. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall to Bring 'THIS CRAZY LOVE' to The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Trent Armand Kendall: This Crazy Love A 'Soul(ed)' Out Revue, featuring the Brass Illusion Orchestra, is set for Sunday, May 15th at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Provincetown Theater Community Project presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, running May 18 - June 5, 2016. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Los Altos Stage Company's 20th season comes to a close with the off-Broadway hit musical that the New Yorker called 'a giggly cult hit', Bat Boy: The Musical, with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, and music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe. Bat Boy: The Musical opens May 27 (preview performance on May 26) and runs through June 25, 2016 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Theaterworks to Bring THE LIGHTNING THIEF to bergenPAC, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

 Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Lightning Thief - Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 1PM and 4PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

BWW Review: LOOKING FOR ROBERTO CLEMENTE Back At Bat, Hits a Home Run at Imagination Stage in Bethesda
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 26, 2016

LOOKING FOR ROBERTO CLEMENTE is back again for a second production at Bethesda's Imagination Stage, one of premiere locations for theatre for young audiences in the DMV. From wee ones in booster seats to parents and grandparents, this musical play hits a huge home-run. Writer Karen Zacarias and composer Deborah Wicks La Puma have fashioned a rock-infused musical that entertains while sliding home a message of friendship and loyalty and the deeper lessons a hero can teach us. (more...)

Blackfriars Theatre to Conclude 2015-16 Season with HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

?Blackfriars Theatre closes its smash-hit 2015-2016 Season with the naughty and very funny Heathers, The Musical by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, and Desperate Housewives) and Laurence O'Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), (more...)

Ringwald to Present HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, 5/13-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

?The Ringwald Theatre is proud to continue its Season of Classics with the Detroit premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O'Keefe.  (more...)

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