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GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Welcome Original Broadway Stars on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder announced today that three members from the original Broadway Production - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - will join the cast of the First National Tour. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016
by - Sep 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

City College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Jeremy McQueen and the Black Iris Project's "MADIBA: A Dance Workshop," a celebration of the inspiring life of Nelson Mandela. The workshop is open to dancers of all levels and nondancers alike and takes place at Aaron Davis Hall from 12  to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 6. The program is supported in part by the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a City University of New York-wide residency program now in its third year. (more...)

Broadway's Keven Quillon to Hold Atlanta Masterclass
by Gracie McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Sandy Spring's Orbit Arts Academy is excited to announce that Broadway Performer, Keven Quillon will be in town for a masterclass on October 2nd. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Welcomes Original Broadway Stars on Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Three members from the original Broadway Production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - join the cast of the First National Tour during its St. Louis engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, tonight, September 13, through September 25, 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - Opinions on Streaming
by Chelsey Robichaud - Sep 12, 2016

BroadwayHD made an announcement last year that they would begin to stream live performances of professional productions from all over - Broadway, West End, you name it. (more...)

TheaterMania Block Party at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Street Fair: Performers From Chicago, Paramour, Waitress, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

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Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents LINDA EDER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Linda Eder-Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

City College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Jeremy McQueen and the Black Iris Project's "MADIBA: A Dance Workshop," a celebration of the inspiring life of Nelson Mandela. The workshop is open to dancers of all levels and nondancers alike and takes place at Aaron Davis Hall from 12  to 2 p.m. on Today, October 6. The program is supported in part by the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a City University of New York-wide residency program now in its third year. (more...)

Review Roundup: FALSETTOS Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 27, 2016

The Lincoln Center Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos officially opens tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street).  William Finn and James Lapine's beloved musical  is the story of the charming, neurotic Marvin, who struggles to find an unconventional and loving extended family after leaving his wife and son for his lover Whizzer. (more...)

Karen Murphy, Jay Aubrey Jones and More Set for Theater 2020's 'Salute to Sondheim' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' award winning professional theater company is pleased to announce a gala fundraising concert. Join us for an evening of musical delights, featuring singers you love from Broadway and Theater 2020 hit shows. (more...)

Rebecca Luker and Natalie Weiss Featured on Eric Anthony Lopez's '21 & COUNTING' Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

21-year-old Eric Anthony Lopez (American Idol, Carmen-London, Phantom, The Jackie Mason Musical - Off Broadway, Broadway's Inspirational Voices) is set to release his debut album '21 & Counting' on November 18, 2016 with Alliance Entertainment, ahead of his principal role in 'Broadway Christmas Wonderland' at Tokyo Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan this November.  (more...)

Holiday Local Tradition AVENUE Q Returns to NCTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

This December, NCTC brings the holiday cheer with everyone's favorite foul-mouthed, feel-good musical: the return of NCTC's award-winning production of Avenue Q, with music, lyrics and original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marxand book by Jeff Whitty. Proclaimed by San Francisco Travel Magazine as "a local tradition," this "year-in, year-out hilarious, high-energy, and heart-warming production" (Theatre Eddys) won over critics and audiences alike in its previous engagements in NCTC's intimate Decker Theatre. Declares the San Francisco Examiner, "only the Grinch could prevent the laughter-filled show from selling out night after night." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rockin' Through the Renaissance with New SOMETHING ROTTEN Star, Adam Pascal!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

Theater 2020 in Brooklyn Heights presents: BROADWAY IN BROOKLYN, A SALUTE TO SONDHEIM!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' award winning professional theater company is pleased to announce a gala fundraising concert. Join us for an evening of musical delights, featuring singers you love from Broadway and Theater 2020 hit shows! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Has Found Its New Bard- Adam Pascal Will Join Cast as Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

New Bard on Board- Adam Pascal Joins SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning tonight, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, January 26 - April 15, 2017 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

MOTOWN Cast Member Julius Thomas III Nominated for an NAACP Theatre Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Former Motown The Musical cast member Julius Thomas III has garnered a nomination for the Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interview: Wendy Worthington is Madame Morrible in WICKED
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 26, 2016

The wildly popular show about the witches from Oz is returning to New Orleans for the third time in recent years to share the magic!  WICKED, a musical adaptation of the book by Gregory Maguire, tells the story of two young girls who meet at Shiz University, and go on an adventure that will lead them to become Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.  If you grew up with THE WIZARD OF OZ, you're going to love WICKED.  Think of it as a behind the scenes look at everything that took place before Dorothy and her little dog too were dropped into the Emerald City. (more...)

Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary Gala Slated Tonight; Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band to Perform
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble will join more than 600 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities to celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking theater at Gala 2016 tonight, May 14, 2016 at Steppenwolf, 1650 N Halsted St. New this year, members of Steppenwolf's ensemble -- Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and her husband, ensemble member Ian Barford, as well as ensemble member Tracy Letts and his wife, actress Carrie Coon -- will co-chair the event alongside Board Chair Nora Daley and Sean Conroy, Caroline and Keating Crown and Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, bringing an exciting mix of artistic and board collaboration to the event. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/10/2016 - Heather Headley Joins COLOR PURPLE & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 10, 2016

Today's big news: Heather Headley takes her first bows in Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE, and the stars gather for CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS at Feinstein's/54 Below! (more...)

'70s Tidal Wave! Meet the Full Cast of DISASTER!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER! opens tonight, March 8, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. DISASTER! will play a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch footage of the cast onstage below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/7/2016 - WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, Atlantic's Big Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 7, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT makes its NYC debut, and two off-Broadway galas welcome a slew of stars! (more...)

Take Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Duck and cover, make it to high ground, stop, drop and roll, batten down the hatches -- prepare to weather the storm! BroadwayWorld has learned that the new musical DISASTER! will begin performances today, February 9, 2016 and officially open today, March 8, 2016 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Apollo Theater & World Music Institute Present AFRICA NOW! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

The Apollo Theater in partnership with World Music Institute presents what has become an annual highlight, AFRICA NOW!. The celebrated event returns to the historic Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street) tonight, March 26, at 8:00 p.m. for its fourth year spotlighting emerging and established artists of today's African music scene. Sahr Ngaujah (actor in Fela!) is the evening's host. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Special Guest Drew King
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 21, 2016

In this episode: On The 20th Century's Drew King made his debut in this show and won an Astaire Award along with his fellow Porters.  Drew's road to Broadway was like the local train taking its time to get to its destination.  In this episode, Drew breaks down  his journey to NYC and talks  about everything from EMC points, anxiety, college applications, open calls and insecurities- Broadway 101 or novice's guide to trying to making it on Broadway. (more...)

Apollo Theater & World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Apollo Theater in partnership with World Music Institute presents what has become an annual highlight, AFRICA NOW!. The celebrated event returns to the historic Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street) on Saturday, March 26, at 8:00 p.m. for its fourth year spotlighting emerging and established artists of today's African music scene.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KISS ME, KATE at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

What do you get when you combine Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics? A musical that is just too darn hot! Follow the backstage story of feuding couples, raging egos, gamblers and gangsters in the beloved Tony Award-winning musical KISS ME, KATE, onstage now through March 27 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Celebrate the joys, madness and rewards of working in the theater -- both onstage and off. Brush up your Shakespeare and don't miss this witty and delightful musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Adam Pascal to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold an exclusive masterclass in Montreal for local performers on August 10, 2016. During the workshop, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tina Fey, Laura Benanti, Lesli Margherita, More Announce Second Annual Awaresies
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2016

Today, Andrew Briedis, also known as Annoying Actor Friend, announced the winners of the second annual Awarsie Awards , which were designed to honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: $h!+ the Tonys Leave Out (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 27-July 3, Featuring Rob McClure and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 26, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Little Shop of Horrors Reunion Concert; Blood Brothers in Concert; 54 Celebrates The Neil Simon Theatre; Rob McClure at 54 Below; and 54 Celebrates Prince. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: LITTLE SHOP's Original Urchins Discuss Upcoming Reunion Concert at 54 Below
by Louisa Brady - Jun 25, 2016

This upcoming Monday, June 27th, an exciting concert will be held at 54 Below...an 'unprecedented evening' that will bring original LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS performers together, spanning from the original production to the more-recent Broadway revival. Three of the performers: Jennifer Leigh Warren (Original 'Crystal'), Nikki Rene (Off-Bway 'Chiffon'), and Sheila Kay Davis (Original 'Ronnette') spoke with BroadwayWorld about their experiences, their favorite memories from the production, and what they are most looking forward to for Monday night's concert. (more...)

Rob McClure, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reunion & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Max Von Essen to Lead Breathless on Broadway Benefit at Sardi's, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Tony Award nominee Max Von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, etc), Giuseppe Bausilio (Cats, Aladdin, Newsies, Billy Elliot), Michael Lanning (Bonnie & Clyde, Civil War), Zachary Sayle (Newsies Nat'l Tour), and Liv Rand will lead a group of Broadway favorites shining a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 2nd annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC on Monday, June 6th, 2016. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cast Members to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

"Little Shop of Horrors Reunion: Off-Broadway, Broadway and Beyond!" will take the stage in concert at Feinstein's/54Below on Mon, Jun 27: 7:00 pm / 5:15 pm and Mon, Jun 27: 9:30 pm / 8:45 pm, (more...)

In The Wings Promotions adds second masterclass with Broadway veteran ADAM PASCAL in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

After selling out in less than 48 hours, In the Wings Promotions is pleased to add a second Montreal masterclass with Adam Pascal on August 11, 2016. Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold two exclusive masterclasses in Montreal for local performers. During the workshops, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 13-19, Featuring Nicolette Robinson, The Skivvies, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 12, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: A Funny Thing Happened: Songs from the Road to Broadway; Broadway's Best Musical Comedy Stars!; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Nicolette Robinson at 54 Below. (more...)

Cesear's Forum to present Lanford Wilson: TAKE 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Many of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lanford Wilson's plays found life at a New York City coffeehouse, Caffe Cino, in the 1960's.  The venue established itself as one of the first Off-Off-Broadway theatres.  These early plays were often one-act ensemble pieces or, later, sharply drawn character studies less concerned with plot as with revelatory behavior.  Wilson liked the format and Cesear's Forum, Cleveland's small professional "minimalist" theatre company, is pleased to present five such works entitled Lanford Wilson: TAKE 5.  The 90 minute evening utilizes eight actors, sometimes together, sometimes individually, to reflect on aspects of American life.  The writing is at once heartfelt and funny.  The characters' struggles are our struggles, their stories told simply but complicated by societal concerns replete with emotional baggage.  Ideals and illusions are sustained tenuously.  The five plays (in order of appearance) are: WANDERING, SEXTET (YES), A BETHROTHAL, BRONTOSAURUS and A POSTER OF THE COSMOS.  The limited engagement production runs late September through October at Kennedy's Down Under, Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio.   (more...)

Temah Higgins and DJ Martin Launch New Theatrical Booking & PR Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Temah Higgins, Executive Vice-President of Broadway Booking Office and DJ Martin, President of Bond Touring Group announce today the launch of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent Booking, Marketing and Publicity company for live entertainment productions across North America.  (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre's Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated Chicago premiere production of Annie Baker's The Flick, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Directed by Dexter Bullard, the cast features Will Allan, Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and Travis Turner. The Flick runs tonight, February 4, through May 8, 2016 in the Upstairs Theatre. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Present KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

What do you get when you combine Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics? A musical that is just too darn hot! (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Stage World Premiere of THE COMPASS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' (SYA) world premiere production of THE COMPASS devised and directed by Michael Rohd. (more...)

Tony Winner Blair Brown Joins Cast of Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today acclaimed stage and screen actor Blair Brown will join the cast of Mary Page Marlowe as one of the seven actors sharing the role of Mary over the span of her life (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Adam Pascal Gives Special Performance at SOMETHING ROTTEN to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Audience members at Friday's performance of Something Rotten received quite the treat when Adam Pascal, currently appearing as Rotten's very own pretty boy front man, William Shakespeare, performed One Song Glory to benefit fundraising efforts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Pascal first performed the famous tune on Broadway when he originated the role of Roger in the original production of Jonathan Larson's iconic musical about a group of friends and artists struggling to survive in New York City in the midst of the AIDS crisis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jesse Swim Chats Life as a Swing for Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2016

Jesse Swimm is ready to go onstage at a moments notice for ten different roles in Broadway's School of Rock. He stopped by Actors Connection this week to talk at their young performers at 'Camp Hamilton' - 3-day 'Hamilton'-inspired musical program, and shared the ins and outs of life as a 'swing' on Broadway. Watch his Q&A below! (more...)

Linda Eder to Return to Crown & Anchor's Broadway Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Broadway veteran Linda Eder return to Provincetown for two performances only, Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Rocks Out with Sheri Sanders' Rock the Performance!
by Ben Cameron - Apr 4, 2016

Broadway Sessions was thrilled to welcome Sheri Sanders' and friends on March 31 to celebrate the launch of RockthePerformance.com. Sanders, the world's premiere rock music coach, took a break from her demanding teaching schedule to party Broadway Sessions-style with some of her pals and students. After a killer opening number, Sanders invited students, turned Broadway stalwarts, Joey Taranto (Rock of Ages, Spider-Man, Kinky Boots), Hernando Umana (Kinky Boots) and Courtney Bassett (upcoming Natasha, Pierre...) to the stage to show the excited room just how it's done- Rock the Performance-style. Sessions also welcomed 'Rising Stars' Gaby Hornig, Sean Green and Toni Thompson. Check out these rocking performances below. (more...)

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