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Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

The 80th Anniversary Of The Vagabond Players At The Henderson County Heritage Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In 1937, long before Flat Rock Playhouse began its history "on the Rock" in the Village of Flat Rock, a man by the name of Robroy Farquhar led a group of struggling performers around the country, until together, they settled in the Blue Ridge region of Western North Carolina.  (more...)

THE GUN SHOW on Tour to USA and Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Following a sold out run last fall in Portland with CoHo Season 21, this hit co-production of The Gun Show by E.M. Lewis starring Vin Shambry will travel to the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 3 weeks this summer. (more...)

Renovations Continue at the August Wilson House; Second Annual Birthday Block Party Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In its second year, the August Wilson Birthday Block Party promises to become a tradition, uniting Pittsburghers and visitors in a happy event in honor of the great playwright. On Sat., April 29, Noon-5 pm, the party will take over several blocks extending eastward from the August Wilson House (AWH) at 1727 Bedford Ave. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 26th, 2017 - BANDSTAND Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BANDSTAND, starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

ELEVATOR Extends Highly-Popular Run at West Hollywood's Coast Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

ELEVATOR-the celebrated play written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and playwright Michael Leoni-extends its popular West Hollywood special limited engagement at The Coast Playhouse through the end of June. ELEVATOR, a comedic and emotional ride exploring what happens when seven strangers get stuck in an elevator, opened on March 25 and has been met each night with enthusiastic sold-out crowds, lines of people wrapping around the theater and continued critical acclaim. (more...)

Beth Kirkpatrick Joins 'BECAUSE WE CARE' Planned Parenthood Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Beth Kirkpatrick has joined Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood. (more...)

John Dewey to Reprise Title Role in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BCP and Kimmel Center; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 26: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Star in the First Broadway Revival of August Wilson's FENCES
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

On this day in 2010, the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's, Fences, opened on Broadway starring Academy Award-winners, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. (more...)

Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR Raises Over $1,000,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Over 500 guests honored Wimberly Award recipients Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, while raising over $1,000,000 (with additional gifts still coming in) to support the Huntington and its programs, including its renowned education and community initiatives at the Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24. "Thousands of young people come to the Huntington to see productions each year through our student matinee program either at no charge or for a nominal fee," said Managing Director Michael Maso. "This program is the centerpiece of all our education programs, the place where opportunity begins and lives are changed." (more...)

Betty Buckley to Lead 'Song Interpretation & Monologue' Summer Intensive in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tony Award winner, Theater Hall of Fame member and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley heads to Colorado June 5-9th to lead her sixth annual Denver Song Interpretation & Monologue Workshop, a master class for actors and singers of all levels. (more...)

BWW TV: Once Upon an April... ANASTASIA Opened on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 25, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Last night, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, and after the curtain came down, the company celebrated at the Marriott Marquis. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you inside the after party below! (more...)

More Guests Announced for 2nd Annual BROADWAY BEE; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With just under two weeks until the 2nd annual Broadway BEE fundraiser (May 8 at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge), will Broadway's next major competition see Team Beautiful 'The Carole King Musical' take home the trophy for a second year in a row? (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes COME FROM AWAY's Caesar Samayoa
by Broadwaysted - Apr 25, 2017

This week we are officially branding ourselves as islanders because we're kissing the cod with COME FROM AWAY star Caesar Samayoa! We're pouring out gin & tonic and wine and discussing Caesar's epic journey with COME FROM AWAY from Seattle to DC, Toronto, and NYC (and an ice rink in Gander!) (more...)

Hakuna Matata! Disney's Live-Action LION KING Finds Its Timon & Pumbaa
by Movies News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On the heels of today's announcement of the official release date for Disney's live-action remake of THE LION KING, The Wrap reports that comedic actors Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen are in final talks to play Simba's lovable sidekick duo, Timon and Pumbaa, respectively. (more...)

Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $6,379,572 for BC/EFA
by Alan Henry - Apr 25, 2017

We've got the fundraising results from the annual Easter Bonnet Competition! Check out the winners below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph B. Forbes Honor at Purchase College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Purchase College, State University of New York's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, presented the Sixth Annual Broadway technical 'Backstage Legends and Masters Award' to esteemed theater legend, Joseph B. Forbes at 7 p.m., April 24, 2017. (more...)

St. Louis Symphony Presents Jane Lynch Sings The Great American Songbook
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Jane Lynch-yes, that Jane Lynch-from Glee, Best in Show, Hollywood Game Night and more, joins the St. Louis Symphony for a one-night only musical experience with a large dose of comedy. (more...)

Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER Starts Final U.S. Run Tonight at the Curran
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Carole Shorenstein Hays and the Curran theater have announced performances for THE ENCOUNTER begin tonight, Tuesday, April 25 for a strictly limited two week run, which marks the final U.S. engagement of the production. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Follow THE GREAT COMET Into the Recording Studio with Gelsey Bell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is giving you and exclusive peek inside the cast recording sessions with the hosts of the podcast Jim & Tomic. Below, watch as they chat with Gelsey Bell , who plays (amongst other roles) Princess Mary.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Billy Harrington Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Apr 25, 2017

As FINDING NEVERLAND prepares to make a stop in San Antonio, Texas, BWW chatted with Billy Harrington Tighe who plays J.M. Barrie. Tighe shared with us the inspiration he received in portraying J.M. Barrie and what he continues to learn as he tours with FINDING NEVERLAND. (more...)

Tunes from HAMILTON, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More Set for WHO TELLS YOUR STORY? at The Shedd
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

'Who Tells Your Story?: The Contemporary Songbook Project IV': In its 4th edition, Evynne Hollens' Contemporary Songbook Project is a celebration of the best of the new generation of songwriters working in the world of post-modern musical theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: BAGHDADDY's Ethan Slater Sings in the Kitchen with Brandon Espinoza & Claire Neuman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2017

Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo returned to NYC beginning April 6 for an opening on Monday, May 1, 2017 and an initial run through June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). Ensemble member Ethan Slater, who will star in The SpongeBob Musical on Broadway, took a moment to sing in the kitchen with co-stars Brandon Espinoza and Claire Neuman. Check it out below! (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with Coming Out for Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will partner with Coming Out, a non-profit open-source platform for sharing diverse stories about coming out, for a special event after the performance on Thursday, April 27. Engage with peers, cast and creative members of The View UpStairs, and the Coming Out team as we celebrate the LGBTQ community's vibrant and diverse voices.   (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Presents a Fabulous Production of NEXT TO NORMAL in its New Venue
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 25, 2017

Desert Theatreworks' (now resident in the Indio Performing Arts Center) production of the musical tearjerker NEXT TO NORMAL is a must-see. The uniformly superb cast performs their roles with spirit and empathy, and they all display lovely singing voices. (more...)

Hip Hop Dance Theatre Festival BREAKIN' CONVENTION Coming to DCPA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents Sadler's Wells' critically acclaimed international hip hop dance theatre festival, BREAKIN' CONVENTION, November 4-5 with a special student matinee on Friday, November 3 at 11 a.m at The Buell Theatre and around the Denver Performing Arts Complex. (more...)

LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) to Play Underbelly Festival This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

After wowing audiences at London Wonderground in 2016, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone's favourite diva back to London this Summer in Liza's Back! (is broken), his five-star comic tribute to the iconic Liza Minnelli, playing at the Underbelly Festival for 6 performances only from Tuesday 27 June to Sunday 2 July. (more...)

See Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to Greenville
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Greenville's most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Peace Center stage from Wednesday, May 31, to Sunday, June 25. The show's four-week premiere engagement in 2012 played a sold-out run at the Peace Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: From St. Petersburg to Paris to New York City- ANASTASIA Arrives on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Last night, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, and after the curtain came down, the company celebrated at the Marriott Marquis. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you inside the after party below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Aisha de Haas, Capathia Jenkins and Billy Stritch Return to Birdland in HAVEN'T WE MET?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed back 'Haven't We Met,' starring Broadway performers Aisha de Haas, Capathia Jenkins and pianist/singer/musical director Billy Stritch, last night. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Review Roundup: John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Opens on Broadway Tonight
by Review Roundups - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winnerJohn Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins(Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman(Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Strut Into Louisville with Pandora Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Finally on the Pandora stage, one of the most requested titles in our history. After having an incredibly successful run on Broadway with stars such as Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall and Taye Diggs, Pandora Productions closes the 16-17 season with: Hedwig and The Angry Inch, book and lyrics by John Cameron Mitchell and music by Stephen Trask. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen to Make TSO Debut This June; Tickets on Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is delighted to welcome Canadian multi-platinum, Grammy- and JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen for a single, not-to-be-missed performance of her music accompanied by the TSO at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale today. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Bring THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Stage Regional Debut of Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Synchronicity Theatre will present the regional premiere of Danai Gurira's historic Eclipsed, which tracks the lives of five Liberian women and their tales of survival near the end of the Second Liberian Civil War. (more...)

Spring Has Sprung For Lard Dog & The Band Of Shy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With the days getting longer, Lard Dog & The Band of Shy are gaining momentum as they prepare to dazzle audiences in New York City and around the country with their quirky lyrics and infectious tunes. With new bookings at notable venues and fresh chart topping tunes, the Belopians are prepared to blast into the warmer months to entertain the families of this great nation with fervor and frivolity. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens at the Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

'Anyone who wears a tiara and sequins is always going to be the winner' (more...)

The Drag Queens of Comedy Invade New York City For Two Shows This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

History will be made in Times Square in May when the "Crossroads of America" plays host to The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017, featuring 10 of the most outrageous and uproarious drag queens to ever throw shade over the "Great White Way." Producer, celebutante and heiress Sasha Soprano presents the largest drag queen show ever served up to The Big Apple! (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

VIDEO: Charmante! See the New Music Video for GREAT COMET's 'Charming'
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

See the brand-new music video from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Amber Gray, who plays Helene in the show, the video features the show's most villainous anthem, 'Charming.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents the World Premiere of OTHER THAN HONORABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21. (more...)

Piven Theatre Workshop Gala to Honor Legendary Founder Joyce Piven
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Piven Theatre Workshop's celebrity alumni are coming home to Chicago for one big night to honor their favorite teacher-legendary founder, Joyce Piven. On Saturday, May 6, philanthropic leaders, community partners and friends of Piven Theatre Workshop from Hollywood, Broadway and around the world will pay tribute to Piven's remarkable 45 years in Chicago theatre at the inaugural Once Upon a Stage gala at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago's West Loop. Notable guests include Jeremy Piven, who will accompany his mother to the gala, Shira Piven, Adam McKay, Ed Asner, Paul Adelstein, Lili Taylor, Aidan Quinn and Chicago's own Billy Dec, Harry Lennix, James Vincent Meredith and Lucas Jade Zumann, among others. (more...)

Announcing Lineup for Frist Fridays 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The 15th season of Frist Center for the Visual Arts' outdoor summer concert series Frist Fridays kicks off on Friday, June 30. The all-ages concerts take place on the final Fridays of June, July, and August from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., rain or shine. Join us for a fun evening of outstanding music in the Center's Turner Courtyard with food specials and a cash bar and participate in artist-led experiences in the galleries. (more...)

LGBT Expo Returns To NYC; Free Admission For All
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

When the LGBT Expo (then known as the Gay and Lesbian Business & Entertainment Expo) produced its first event nearly a quarter-century ago, the landscape of the LGBT Community was vastly different than what it is today. All event promotions were mailed in brown paper bags, most major businesses refused to participate, and the attendee base consisted of those brave enough to shed the social stigma and publicly celebrate their true self. Fast forward to 2017, and wow, have things changed... (more...)

The Muny Finds Full Cast for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is proudly sponsored by Clarkson Eyecare. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company's GUYS & DOLLS Opens This Weekend at Luther Burbank Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Guys and Dolls is gangsters, gamblers, dames and more. 'This acclaimed musical, performed in-concert with a live orchestra is 'joy in its purest form!' Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, it received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Olivier's during its run on Broadway and the West End,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for NBSC. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ANASTASIA
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

The stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opened on Broadway just last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

Santa Monica Public Theatre presents AN ILLEGAL START
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Santa Monica Public Theatre, founded by Tony Award-winning actor and long-time Santa Monica resident Paul Sand, brings a unique and extraordinary theatrical experience to an equally unique and extraordinary venue with the premiere of the new stage play 'An Illegal Start' inside the national landmark Merry-Go-Round Building on the Santa Monica Pier. (more...)

College Announces Margaret H. Hill Visiting Artist in Residence, Spring Theatre Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Saint Mary's College Department of Communication Studies, Dance, and Theatre is proud to welcome writer, comedian, and actress Casey Whitaker to campus as this year's Margaret M. Hill Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence. Whitaker is a member of Second City improvisational troupe, who spent a week on campus in March 2015 as part of the Margaret M. Hill Endowed Visiting Artist series. Whitaker is directing Saint Mary's theatre students in the spring production, a play titled Lucky, Liar, Loser, which she wrote herself. The play will run April 27-30 in Little Theatre. (more...)

Famed Farce NOISES OFF to Receive Revival at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Everyman Theatre's Resident Company of actors transforms into a British company of actors during the 1970s in this hotly anticipated revival of Tony Award-Winner Michael Frayn's side-splitting farce to end all farces, Noises Off, directed by Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and running from May 17 through June 18, 2017. (more...)

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