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A love story set against the backdrop of Bollywood, the Indian movie industry in Bombay. Priya is the daughter of a wealthy Bollywood film director who falls in love with poor man Akaash.

BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Sets November Developmental Lab; 2016 Premiere?BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Sets November Developmental Lab; 2016 Premiere?
by Rialto Chatter - Sep 29, 2015

First announced back in 2009, BroadwayWorld.com broke news earlier this year about the long gestating BAT OUT OF HELL Musical - revealing exclusively that musician and producer Todd Rundgren joined the team and that the show was hoping to make a 2016 world premiere in Toronto. Producers Michael Cohl and David Sonenberg have joined the project as co-producers, alongside the previously announced Elva Corrie. (more...)

Karin Krog, Kathleen Turner & Lisa Kron and More Slated for Joe's Pub Next MonthKarin Krog, Kathleen Turner & Lisa Kron and More Slated for Joe's Pub Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from October 1-11, 2015. (more...)

Cast Members from THE KING AND I, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Lead ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACECast Members from THE KING AND I, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Lead ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2015

Artists for World Peace presents its fifth annual Broadway fundraiser. (more...)

ANITA AND ME Stage Adaptation to Premiere at Birmingham Repertory TheatreANITA AND ME Stage Adaptation to Premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Meera Syal's much-loved novel bursts onto the stage for the very first time this Autumn.  Adapted for the stage by the award-winning playwright, Tanika Gupta, and with specially composed music by Ben and Max Ringham, Anita And Me paints a colourful portrait of village life in 1970's West Midlands during the era of flares, power cuts and glam rock.  Directed by Roxana Silbert, the production premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 9 - 24 October (press night Tuesday 13 October, 7pm) before transferring to Theatre Royal Stratford East from 29 October - 21 November. (more...)

Kathleen Turner, Vincent D'Onofrio and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This WeekKathleen Turner, Vincent D'Onofrio and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, October 7-18, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Kathleen Turner, Vincent D'Onofrio and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub, 10/7-18Kathleen Turner, Vincent D'Onofrio and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub, 10/7-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, October 7-18, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Peter Hinton to Direct Factory's BOMBAY BLACKPeter Hinton to Direct Factory's BOMBAY BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Poetic, mythic, and brave - Factory presents BOMBAY BLACK by Anosh Irani, directed by Peter Hinton, and presented with an all-male cast starring Kawa Ada, Howard J. Davis, and Azeem Nathoo. Part of Factory's Naked Season, this revival ofBOMBAY BLACK will focus on Irani's evocative text and the transformative power of performance. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL Premieres at 5th Avenue Theatre TonightRichard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL Premieres at 5th Avenue Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the sweeping new musical, WATERFALL, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. The production officially opens tonight, October 15. (more...)

ANITA AND ME to Transfer to Theatre Royal Stratford EastANITA AND ME to Transfer to Theatre Royal Stratford East
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Meera Syal's much-loved novel bursts onto the stage for the very first time this Autumn. Adapted for the stage by the award-winning playwright, Tanika Gupta, and with specially composed music by Ben and Max Ringham, Anita and Me paints a colourful portrait of village life in 1970's West Midlands during the era of flares, power cuts and glam rock. Directed by Roxana Silbert, the production transfers to Theatre Royal Stratford East from 29 October, after the world premiere at Birmingham REP. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Laura Griffith, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALLSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Laura Griffith, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALL
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Griffith, Bie Sukrit, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALLPhoto Flash: First Look at Laura Griffith, Bie Sukrit, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of THE KING AND I, SCHOOL OF ROCK, & More Lead Artists for World Peace Fundraiser at Joe's PubPhoto Flash: Stars of THE KING AND I, SCHOOL OF ROCK, & More Lead Artists for World Peace Fundraiser at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Artists for World Peace presented its fifth annual Broadway fundraiser, featuring some of Broadway's top performers, on Sunday, October 11th at Joe's Pub. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Karin Krog, Kathleen Turner & Lisa Kron and More Slated for Joe's Pub This MonthKarin Krog, Kathleen Turner & Lisa Kron and More Slated for Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tonight, October 1, through October 11, 2015. (more...)

Transgender-Centered Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT Joins The Public Theater's 2016 SeasonTransgender-Centered Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT Joins The Public Theater's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that the transformative, heart-soaring musical SOUTHERN COMFORT has been added to the 2015-16 downtown season. Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. (more...)

RSC Announces Cast of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMRSC Announces Cast of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company today announces the professional actors cast in the national tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream, leading the RSC's celebrations for the Shakespeare anniversary year in 2016. This national celebration of Shakespeare will visit each region and nation of the UK. In each area the 18-strong professional company will be joined by local amateur theatre companies who will play the Mechanicals and schoolchildren who will form part of Titania's fairy train. Playing opposite the 14 amateur Bottoms cast from across the country, Ayesha Dharker will take on the role of Titania, Queen of the Fairies. (more...)

Official! Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen to Star in London Premiere of ALADDIN; Tickets on Sale 11/23Official! Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen to Star in London Premiere of ALADDIN; Tickets on Sale 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Dean John-Wilson will play the role of Aladdin alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine in the West End premiere of the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film. BroadwayWorld previously reported that the duo were in negotiations for the show, but the official word came today. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Discusses His Passion on COLBERTVIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Discusses His Passion on COLBERT
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

On last night's COLBERT, Andrew Lloyd Webber explains what he gets passionate about as a member of the House Of Lords. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Performs With Andrew Lloyd Webber on THE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Stephen Colbert Performs With Andrew Lloyd Webber on THE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Stephen Colbert and Andrew Lloyd Webber discuss and play excerpts from some of his greatest hits last night on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT! Watch the video below! (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

DVR Alert - Andrew Lloyd Webber Visits CBS's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT TonightDVR Alert - Andrew Lloyd Webber Visits CBS's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

CBS has announced that Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is set for an interview and musical performance on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT tonight, November 19th. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Visit CBS's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, 11/19Andrew Lloyd Webber to Visit CBS's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, 11/19
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

CBS has announced that Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is set for an interview and musical performance on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on Thursday, November 19th. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Sets Casts for New Play Workshop Signature Staged ReadingsChautauqua Theater Company Sets Casts for New Play Workshop Signature Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, announced casting for their Mainstage 2015 Season, which includes blending Chautauqua Theater Company alumni with those making their company debuts. Principal actors are Andrew Borba, Carol Halstead, Tangela Large, Manu Narayan, Michael Potts, Shelia Tousey, and Kathryn Hunter Williams. The season features Our Town (July 3-12), Intimate Apparel (July 24-August 2), and Henry V (August 14-21), all performed at the Bratton Theater at Chautauqua Institution. (more...)

WATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This FallWATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

WATERFALL, the epic new Broadway bound musical love story, which had its world premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director, Sheldon Epps) on June 7, 2015, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 28. The production will next play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre October 1-25, 2015. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Speaks Up Abut the High Cost of Theatre Training in the UKAndrew Lloyd Webber Speaks Up Abut the High Cost of Theatre Training in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber is heading back to Broadway with School of Rock, which begins previews this fall, but first he made a pit stop at the House of Lords to speek about the cost of theatre training in the UK. According to the stage, Lloyd Webber said in a speech:  "It is extremely worrying that, to go to a stage school or theatre college, you now have to pay such an enormous amount of money that it is being left to foundations and others to fill the funding gap with scholarships. It concerns me how many people may be slipping through the gap.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 19, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 19, 2015
by - Jun 19, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALLBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by TV - On the Road - Jun 15, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Paper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for EVER AFTER World PremierePaper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for EVER AFTER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for the world premiere musical, Ever After for Father's Day Weekend including Friday, June 19 at 7:00pm, Saturday, June 20 at 7:00pm and Sunday, June 21 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Padgett and More in the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALLPhoto Flash: First Look at Emily Padgett and More in the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's OUR TOWN Begins TonightChautauqua Theater Company's OUR TOWN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, presents Thornton Wilder's Our Town from tonight, July 3 through July 12 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE to Make World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Next MonthJuan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE to Make World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, are pleased to announce the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play August 25 - September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago.  (more...)

Cast Set for Stage Premiere of ANITA AND ME at Birmingham RepCast Set for Stage Premiere of ANITA AND ME at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Mandeep Dhillon and Jalleh Alizadeh will take leading roles in the stage premiere of Meera Syal's much-loved novel, Anita And Me which opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 9 October (press night Tuesday 13 October). (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's OUR TOWN Begins 7/3Chautauqua Theater Company's OUR TOWN Begins 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, presents Thornton Wilder's Our Town from July 3 through July 12 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in DallasJackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray(American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, starting tomorrow,Wednesday, January 27 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. (more...)

BWW Review: AIDA at Uptown Players & Turtle Creek ChoraleBWW Review: AIDA at Uptown Players & Turtle Creek Chorale
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 16, 2016

Fortunately, for one weekend only, the gods of Uptown Players and Turtle Creek Chorale present a worthy 'concert version' that shouldn't be missed. (more...)

Factory to Present SALT-WATER MOON by David French, Directed by Ravi JainFactory to Present SALT-WATER MOON by David French, Directed by Ravi Jain
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Factory presents SALT-WATER MOON by David French, directed by Ravi Jain, starring Kawa Ada and Mayko Nguyen and featuring live music by Toronto singer-songwriter Ania Soul. Part of Factory's Naked Season, this beloved Canadian classic about love, loss, and reconciliation will be re-imagined through Jain's bold staging in order to ask, 'Can you ever truly return home?'  (more...)

KC Rep Set Cast for World Premiere of ROOF OF THE WORLDKC Rep Set Cast for World Premiere of ROOF OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Rosen is pleased to announce the cast of the World Premiere of D. Tucker Smith's Roof of the World. Both a spy adventure story and a drama of a British family caught in a political crisis, Roof is a sweeping romance that takes place on two continents during Queen Victoria's rule. (more...)

Rifco Sets Full Cast of LAILA: THE MUSICALRifco Sets Full Cast of LAILA: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Laila: The Musical. Kumar directs Reece Bahia, Ravin J Ganatra, Mona Goodwin, Kush Khanna, Sami Lamine, Sheena Patel, Vedi Roy, Shin and Yinka Williams in the production which opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 7 April. Laila then tours to The New Wolsey Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Warwick Arts Centre, Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Theatre Royal Windsor and The Lowry. (more...)

IF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in MarchIF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 15 - 27. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in MinneapolisOriginal Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Chicago native and Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, playing Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a limited two-week engagement February 23, 2016 - March 6, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015
by - Dec 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015. (more...)

Breaking News: IF/THEN Tour Cast Update! Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join; Anthony Rapp to Stay!Breaking News: IF/THEN Tour Cast Update! Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join; Anthony Rapp to Stay!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

JACKIE BURNS (Elizabeth) is thrilled to be starring in If/Then, returning to many of the same cities she visited playing Elphaba in Wicked, a role for which she received an IRNE Award nomination. She subsequently played Elphaba on Broadway, to great acclaim. Other Broadway: Hair (Revival, Original Cast), If/Then (Original Cast). Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages (Original Cast), Unlock'd, Ripper. Regional: Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (PCLO), Wedding Singer, A Grand Night for Singing (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), The Full Monty, Singin' in the Rain, Joseph..., Sweeney Todd, Drood, Candide, Smokey Joe's Cafe (Paper Mill). TV: 'All My Children.' Concept Albums: Lucifer (Michael Mott), Swept Away (Disney), Tears from Heaven, and Excalibur (Frank Wildhorn). ANTHONY RAPP (Lucas). Broadway: Rent; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Six Degrees of Separation; Precious Sons (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: Raised in Captivity, Sophistry, The Destiny of Me, Some Americans Abroad, among others. Film: Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, Rent, Man of the Century, Roadtrip, Winter Passing, A Beautiful Mind. TV: 'The X-Files,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Psych.' Author of Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, which was adapted into the one-man show Without You and performed nationally and internationally. @albinokid on Twitter TAMYRA GRAY (Kate). After the acclaim that followed her appearances in the inaugural season of 'American Idol,' Tamyra parlayed the attention into a successful theater, televison, and film career. Broadway credits include: Bombay Dreams, Rent. Film: Sony's The Gospel, Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married. Tamyra won the Hollywood NAACP award for 'Best Lead Female' for her role in Debbie Allen's Twist. Tamyra is a devoted wife and mother who leans on spirituality to maintain balance between work, home, and health. MATTHEW HYDZIK (Josh). Broadway: Side Show (Buddy), West Side Story (Tony), Grease (Kenickie), It Shoulda Been You. Off-Broadway: Tomorrow Morning. Some regional favorites: The Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Jolla Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Fulton Opera House. National tours: Rent, Fame, Grease, and Flashdance. Proud grad of Penn State University. Insta/Twitter: @matthew_hydzik (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJCast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for Guards at the Taj, the final production of the 2015/2016 season. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), the show marks Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda's directorial debut at the Playhouse. The production will run February 2 - 28, 2016 (press opening: Wednesday, February 10) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets go on sale Sunday, December 6 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in ChicagoOriginal Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Chicago native and Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, playing Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a limited two-week engagement February 23, 2016 - March 6, 2016. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in ClevelandOriginal Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in Cleveland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, starting Wednesday, January 27 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour at PPACOriginal Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, starting Wednesday, January 27 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.  (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Present EMPIRELa Mirada Theatre to Present EMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), in association with Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens & The Rivet Gang announce the third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime).  EMPIRE will preview on Friday, January 22, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 23) and run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Annette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast SetAnnette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

he Public Theaterannounced complete casting today for the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia.  Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. Public Theater Member tickets and single tickets are available now. (more...)

The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, the story of 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch clips from the musical! (more...)

Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue TheatreLaura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  (more...)

Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE Makes World Premiere at the Storefront Theater TonightJuan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE Makes World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, are pleased to announce the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play tonight, August 25 - September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago.  (more...)

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