MOTOWN National Tour Coming to Sacramento, 5/18-29
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway Sacramento, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Community Center Theater for a two-week engagement May 18 - 29. Tickets start at $24 and are available now at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 557-1999; they are also available at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com. Sacramento Community Center Theater is located at 1301 L Street in Sacramento. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Walter McBride - May 30, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Lin-Manuel Miranda Tells Us Why He is the Lobster Inside the HAMILTON Pot
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 29, 2016

He has won a Pulitzer Prize, appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, performed on the Grammy Awards...and that's all just in the past few months. Now Lin-Manuel is taking the Tony Awards by storm, with his HAMILTON having earned a record sixteen nominations. Below, watch as Lin explains how he has come to terms with the success of the show. (more...)

BWW Interview: All the Right Moves- Tony Nominee Andy Blankenbuehler Explains the Inspiration of His Revolutionary HAMILTON Choreography
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2016

Forget Alexander Hamilton. Andy Blankenbuehler is truly the man who's non-stop this theatre season. (more...)

Burning Coal to Host Fosse & Blankenbuehler Workshops
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents two dance workshops this summer, The Bob Fosse Style (June 13, 20, 27 from 7 to 8:30 pm) and The Andy Blankenbuehler Style Hip Hop Workshop (September 4, 5 and 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm) at Burning Coal Theatre Company, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh taught by professional actor/singer/dancer Beth Anderson. Each three day workshops cost $150. Enrollment is limited. To enroll call 919.834.4001. For more information, visit us online at www.burningcoal.org. (more...)

Registration Now Open for Red House Arts Center's Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

?The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY has announced it is now accepting registrations for its Summer programs for children ages 6-18. Whether your child is an aspiring actor or a budding rock star, Redhouse has something to keep your child active and challenged this summer.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Look Around, Look Around! HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Getting His Sardi's Portrait
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

Earlier today, HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda received the ultimate Broadway honor as his portrait was unveiled at the fabled Sardi's. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Adam Rapp's THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS at Atlantic Theater Compny
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company will soon stage the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois will feature William Apps (Wolf in the River), Connor Barrett(Finer Noble Gases), Susan Heyward (A Trip to Bountiful) and Katherine Reis (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

PANCAKES, PANCAKES! to Make World Premiere at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce a world premiere production of PANCAKES, PANCAKES!, written by Alliance favorite Kenneth Lin (Warrior Class, playwright); directed by another Alliance favorite, David de Vries (Scrooge, A Christmas Carol; Dr. Spivey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, among others); with original music by a third Alliance favorite, Phillip DePoy (Edward Foote, playwright). (more...)

*Photos & Video* BWW Sydney Gets A Preview of XANADU THE MUSICAL At Hayes Theatre
by Jade Kops - May 13, 2016

*Photos & Video* BWW Sydney Gets A Preview of XANADU THE MUSICAL (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2016 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 22 schools in six counties of Central Florida. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 8, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois features William Apps (Wolf in the River), Connor Barrett(Finer Noble Gases), Susan Heyward (A Trip to Bountiful) and Katherine Reis (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). (more...)

Tickets for Lin-Manuel Miranda's Final HAMILTON Performance Going for $12,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

If you'd like to be in the room where it happens when the Tony nominated HAMILTON star says goodbye to the hip hop musical, it's going to cost you! (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL & More Added to Hollywood Pantages Theatre 2016-2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, is proud to announce the addition of four new productions, all with strictly-limited engagements, during the 2016/2017 Winter season. The new lineup will include three Hollywood Pantages return engagements and one L.A. Premiere. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes AMERICAN PSYCHO's Jennifer Damiano
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 6, 2016

On Monday, June 6, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 15 in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING. She went on to originate the role of Natalie in the Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt musical NEXT TO NORMAL, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LEGALLY BLONDE at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present DREAMGIRLS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Dreamgirls on June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes L5Y, BULLETS, FROZEN Star Betsy Wolfe
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 production of 110 IN THE SHADE, and in 2010, she returned to Broadway in EVERYDAY RAPTURE. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LEGALLY BLONDE at California Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 20, 2016

On Monday, June 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley. For the episode, Ripley discusses her work in the recent AMERICAN PSYCHO, why this was the right role to bring her back to Broadway after a nearly five year-break, and why she thinks the show struggled to find an audience. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Sets the Date for His Final HAMILTON Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is due to depart his hit show this summer. According to the Hollywood Reporter, his exit date is set- July 9, 2016.  (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE Begins 6/14 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Taye Diggs, Alex Newell & More Set for The Wallis and BDF's 2016 Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) have announced the talented musical theater faculty lineup comprised of Broadway performers, directors and casting directors for the 2016 GENERAT10N Summer Intensive, being held June 19 - 26 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Zakrin, James Michael Lambert and More in LEGALLY BLONDE at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks HAMILTON Exit: 'Even If I Take a Break I'll Always Come Back'
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Miranda revealed to ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT that even if he does exit the show in the coming weeks, chances are good that he will return in the future. (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for HAMILTON. Miranda wrote the book, music and lyrics for HAMILTON and stars in the lead role as Alexander Hamilton. (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Original Score
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) for HAMILTON. Miranda also wrote the book and stars in the show. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Top 10! Celebrate Lin-Manuel Miranda's Final Night in HAMILTON With Our Favorite Videos
by Nora Dominick - Jul 9, 2016

On July 9th, a chapter in Broadway musical history will come to a close when Lin-Manuel Miranda plays his final performance as leading man Alexander Hamilton in HAMILTON. To celebrate Lin-Manuel Miranda's final days in Hamilton, BroadwayWorld has rounded up ten of our favorite Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton moments. Check them out below! (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Lindsey Brett Carothers to Premiere THE VOICE WITHINat The Duplex 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Broadway's Lindsey Brett Carothers (Bring it On, WICKED (National Tour)) will premiere her new one-woman show, THE VOICE WITHIN, on August 7 at 9:30pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theater.  Written and performed by Carothers, the show is directed by Marshall Pailet with music direction by Andrea Grody. Drew Fornarola and Madame Mathieu Productions will produce. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ and BRING IT ON to Play The Redhouse Arts Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents two familiar and popular summer shows in an alternating schedule: Bring it On the Musical and The Wizard of Oz. Both productions feature a cast of professional actors along with child actors from the Redhouse Theatrical Institute. Performances run alternating days July 28th through August 13th.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kyle Scatliffe Joins the Cast of DUETS - LGBTQ+ Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Miserables) joins the cast of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition, at Birdland Jazz on August 8th. (more...)

SONGS OF TOM KITT Concert Set for City Winery, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Refuge Theatre Project, the two-year-old company that produced the surprise hit musical of the 2015-16 season with its environmental staging of High Fidelity in a makeshift 'record store,' will present a one-night-only concert of songs by High Fidelity composer Tom Kitt. The evening, called I Got You, will showcase selections from Broadway musicals for which Kitt either composed the score or provided musical arrangements, along with new unpublished songs he's provided especially for the event. City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph Street is the event venue. Christopher Pazdernik, director of High Fidelity, will direct the concert, with music direction by Mike Evans. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ALADDIN Tony-Winner James Monroe Iglehart
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart. Iglehart made his Broadway debut in 2007 as Mitch in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. In 2009 he originated the role of Bobby in the Tony Award winning Best Musical, MEMPHIS. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Premiere at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run September 10 - October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 10 - September 21. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (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...)

Ryann Redmond and Kristy Cates Join THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora are thrilled to announce the new cast members for the current Off-Broadway revival of The Marvelous Wonderettes!  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical 21 CHUMP STREET Set for UK Premiere This November!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 1, 2016

London's Tristan Bates Theatre has announced that a new musical from HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will have its European debut as part of the theatre's From Page to Stage Showcase. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Presents Heath Saunders' Joe's Pub Debut on 5/9
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present Heath Saunders in concert at Joe's Pub featuring special guests Jason Gotay (Bring It On: The Musical), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Ashley Perez-Flanagan (Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812), Ally Bonino (Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat at MTF), Nikko Benson (Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat at MTF), and Trent Saunders (Aladdin) on May 9 at 9:30 p.m. at Joe's Pub. Tickets are $20 and available at http://bit.ly/1rFOGLR. (more...)

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