Alfie Boe, Danny Burstein, Billy Porter Among Performers Set for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY®, presented by United Airlines, will take place on Friday, June 3rd from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Listings 5/31/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players, directed by Bradley Moore, and Circle Players' Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Jason Lewis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/31/16- THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Today in 1982, a return engagement of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 63 performances. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a musical with a book by Texas author Larry L. King and Peter Masterson and music and lyrics by Carol Hall. It is based on a story by King that was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. The original Broadway production was directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune and choreographed by Tune and Thommie Walsh. It opened on June 19, 1978 at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 1,584 performances. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED Tour Soars Into The Saenger to Uproarious Applause
by Tara Bennett - May 31, 2016

If audience appeal is any indication of a show's worth, WICKED casts a spell that has created a multimillion-dollar treasure to the musical theatre world. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Will Host Open Casting Calls in Los Angeles & Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will hold an open call casting search for the roles of Donna and Sam as it embarks on its National Farewell Tour. If you love ABBA and travel (and sequins!) then 'take a chance' to join the cast of MAMMA MIA! as the show hits the road one final time. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY, Starring Tony Winner Karen Ziemba
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba in GYPSY, with performances from June 16 through July 3 at Sharon Playhouse.  Opening Night is June 16 at 7:00pm. (more...)

HAPPY YUMMY CHICKEN with Taryn Manning to Premiere at Hoboken International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black, Hustle & Flow, Crossroads), Suzzanne Douglas (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Lifetime's Whitney), Emma Myles (Orange is the New Black, Child of Grace) and Diane Guerrero (Jane the Virgin, Orange is the New Black) star in the upcoming musical theatre mockumentary Happy Yummy Chicken written by Brandon Monokian and directed by Anna Loyd Bradshaw. The film will premiere Sunday, June 5th at the Hoboken International Film Festival at 6pm. The screening will be held at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown, NY. (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Premiere in Paris
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Les Barres de Broadway will present the French Premiere of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in Paris. The premiere will be held on June 13th, 2016 at Le Grand Studio of MPAA Broussais in Paris. (more...)

McLean Community Players to Present FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The McLean Community Players' production of Footloose, the high-energy rock musical based on the movie of the same name, opens Friday, July 8, 2016, and runs weekends through July 24 at McLean's Alden Theatre. Footloose was adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. The music is by Tom Snow with additional music by Kenny Loggins, Sammy Hagar, and Jim Steinman and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Footloose opened on Broadway in 1998 and ran for more than 700 performances. The score features such pop-rock hits as 'Footloose' and 'Let's Hear It for the Boy.' It was nominated for four Tony Awards. Director/Choreographer Shaun Moe leads an award-winning cast and crew for MCP's production of this explosive musical. (more...)

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

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

Melissa Errico, Will Swenson & Ryan Silverman to Lead Workshop of New Musical TABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico, who just finished an acclaimed run starring in the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz? ("transformative" & "an exquisite interpretation" - The New York Times) is set to star in a workshop this week of the David Shire & Adam Gopnik (of The New Yorker) musical Table. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Santa Clara University's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Santa Clara University's Department of Theatre and Dance announced today the full casting and creative creative team for the upcoming production of CHICAGO.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN's Brian d'Arcy James Bids Classy Farewell During Final Bow
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Brian d'Arcy James gave his final performance in his Tony nominated role of 'Nick Bottom' in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN on Sunday, May 29th. (more...)

Natalie Anderson, Michael Greco and More Set for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL, July 16 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The full cast for ExposureThe Musical - Life Through A Lens are David Albury (Jimmy), NatalieAnderson (Tara), Andy Barke (Ensemble), Rhiannon Duncan(Lust/Ensemble), Zeph Gould (CEO/Sloth/Ensemble), Michael Greco(Miles Mason), Kurt Kansley (Jimmy's Father/Envy/Ensemble), StevieMahoney (Ensemble), Niamh Perry (Pandora), Cassie Rogers(Ensemble), Lauren Stroud (Ensemble), Jahrel Thomas (AidWorker/Gluttony/Ensemble), Manny Tsakanika(Ensemble) and Ella-RoseWhitehouse (Ensemble). (more...)

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

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

BWW Dance Review: DANCEAFRICA SENEGAL Program Brings Color and Poignancy to BAM
by Melanie Votaw - May 31, 2016

BWW Review: DANCEAFRICA 2016 Brings Color and Poignancy to BAM with SENEGAL: DOORS OF ANCIENT FUTURES (more...)

Photo Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The European premiere of Rex Pickett's acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS opens tonight at St James Theatre, directed by David Grindley, for a limited run until July 9. The cast features Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh(Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The full cast has been announced for Exposure The Musical - Life Through A Lens. It runs at St. James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on Thursday 28 July 2016.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/31/2016 - Jane Krakowski, CHARLIE BROWN and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 31, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski is getting a portrait at Sardi's today, plus the company of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN celebrates its opening night at the York Theatre! (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - Broadway Remembers
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - May 31, 2016

Some of the most iconic musicals are inspired by American Heroes. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and WAITRESS' Kimiko Glenn
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring WAITRESS' Kimiko Glenn! (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - Thoroughly Modern Sutton
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - May 31, 2016

Boston is really the only city where you can be leaving the Boston Symphony Hall after seeing the Boston Pops and be walking alongside Boston Red Sox fans leaving Fenway Park. This past Thursday I had the opportunity to see my Broadway idol, Sutton Foster, with the Boston Pops. (more...)

David Auburn's PROOF Comes to The Alex Theatre in St Kilda
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful plays in recent years, PROOF, by American playwright David Auburn, will be presented on June 9-19 at The Alex Theatre in St Kilda, by Melbourne's newest theatre company Artefact, an independent production company committed to producing important and influential theatre. It will be directed by Emily O'Brien-Brown. (more...)

Peanuts Musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Comes To Alex Theatre, St Kilda
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Peanuts gang in Melbourne for hit musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, opening at The Alex Theatre, St Kilda on June 21. The smash hit Broadway musical  comes to Melbourne with a fun, fresh approach to an ageless story about a boy and his best beagle friend. (more...)

Dinner & Show: The Re-Vamped CLIFTON'S CAFETERIA
by Gil Kaan - May 31, 2016

Clifton's Cafeteria, originally opened in 1935, has been an integral part of Downtown Los Angeles history feeding the masses, open to all whether they could afford it or not. Entrepreneur Andrew Meieran, 80 years later, has re-vamped this architectural relic and transformed it into an ultimate destination for an ideal Dinner & Show combo. Meiran bought the property in 2010 and had its grand re-opening in late 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bobby G Awards, Part 1
by Chris Arneson - May 31, 2016

The 4th Annual Bobby G Awards, presented by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, were held at the Buell Theatre on Thursday, May 26. Named after late Denver theatre producer Robert Garner, the awards honor outstanding achievement in Colorado high-school theatre. The winners of outstanding actor and actress will make their Broadway debut at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) on June 27 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill Hosts a Broadway Star with NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 will present Broadway, film and television star Neile Adams in NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB, featuring popular show tunes from "Chicago," "The Rink," "Flora the Red Menace," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Act," "Steel Pier," "Funny Lady" "Woman of the Year" and "The Happy Time." The show will be presented on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:30p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bobby G Awards, Part 2
by Chris Arneson - May 31, 2016

The 4th Annual Bobby G Awards, presented by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, were held at the Buell Theatre on Thursday, May 26. Named after late Denver theatre producer Robert Garner, the awards honor outstanding achievement in Colorado high-school theatre. The winners of outstanding actor and actress will make their Broadway debut at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) on June 27 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. (more...)

York Theatre Company To Release New Off-Broadway Recording of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), in association with Van Dean, Tony Heyes/Mia Moravis, Jose-Manuel Perez/Sister Productions and Jamie deRoy, announced today that the cast of the new Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN will head into the studio to set down tracks for the new cast recording on Monday, June 13, 2016. Broadway Records will release the 2016 Off-Broadway cast recording, now available for pre-order at http://www.Broadwayrecords.com and Amazon, and will be available on iTunes and other retailers on September 16, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for WILD at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

'Let me tell you, now you're in the club, that it's important to keep a sense of humour, because things are going to get, now and for the rest of your life, extremely difficult.' Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Mike Bartlett's darkly comic new play WILD, directed by James Macdonald. WILD explores the unexpected, bewildering, and life-changing consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level. As the State grows more powerful because of technology, and technology grows more powerful because of the State, where do the self-appointed protectors of the rights of the citizen stand? Heroes? Or traitors? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bobby G Awards, Part 3
by Chris Arneson - May 31, 2016

The 4th Annual Bobby G Awards, presented by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, were held at the Buell Theatre on Thursday, May 26. Named after late Denver theatre producer Robert Garner, the awards honor outstanding achievement in Colorado high-school theatre. The winners of outstanding actor and actress will make their Broadway debut at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) on June 27 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Martin Short & Maya Rudolph Star in NBC's MAYA & MARTY, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

From executive producer Lorne Michaels, the incomparable Maya Rudolph and Martin Short join forces for an all-new comedy show MAYA & MARTY, jam-packed with music, stars, and the unique characters and charisma of two of the biggest icons in SNL history. (more...)

Vorschau: Landestheater Linz präsentiert 2016/17 die deutschsprachige Erstaufführung von GHOST und 4 weitere Musicals
by Iris Moebius - May 31, 2016

Die Spielzeit 2016/2107 am Landestheater Linz wird wieder funf Musicalpremieren beinhalten, darunter mit IN 80 TAGEN UM DIE WELT EINE Urauffuhrung, mit PRELUDES eine europaische Erstauffuhrung direkt nach der kritisch-gefeierten New Yorker Off-Broadway Premiere, und eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung mit GHOST - NACHRICHT VON SAM. Ebenfalls auf dem Programm stehen der modere Musical-Hit THE FULL MONTY und der Bernstein-Klassiker ON THE TOWN. Der Vorverkauf ist bereits eroffnet. (more...)

Cacophony Daniels Returns in Howard Ashman Tribute UNDER THE C
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

On June 10, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.  (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Bette Midler Says 'Hello, Carol!' to Original HELLO, DOLLY! Star Carol Channing
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

The new HELLO, DOLLY! star posts a photo of her introduction to the role's creator. (more...)

Portland Sings! Brings Cabaret-Style Musical Theatre Concert Series to Artists Rep on June 7
by Krista Garver - May 31, 2016

I'm about to give away the best-kept musical theatre secret in Portland. Once every few months, a rotating group of incredibly talented singers and actors gets together and puts on a cabaret-style concert. For a big Broadway musical fan like me, this is about as close as it gets to a perfect night. (more...)

French Premiere of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE in Paris
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Les Barres de Broadway are proud to present the French Premiere of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE in Paris. The premiere will be held on June 13th, 2016 at Le Grand Studio of MPAA Broussais. (more...)

BWW Review: Must See STEEL MAGNOLIAS Filled With Pathos and Comedy at Hanna
by Roy Berko - May 31, 2016

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is now in an extended run at the Hanna Theatre, as part of the Key Bank Broadway series. It is based on author Robert Harling's sister's 1985 death from diabetic complications following the birth of his name-sake nephew. (more...)

BWW Review: Vagabonds' MOON OVER BUFFALO Keeps the Audience in Stitches
by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 31, 2016

Driven to a frenzy by the thought that director film director Frank Capra is in the audience, the Hay family and their retinue get completely confused about the play to be performed for him. Is it Private Lives or Cyrano de Bergerac? It kinda matters which, since the two plays aren't interchangeable, as Moon Over Buffalo will in due course illustrate. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

10 on Tuesday with Ed Jones
by Misha Davenport - May 31, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with Alex Scolari: On Tour with DIRTY DANCING
by Noelle Hannibal - May 31, 2016

Alex Scolari always knew she wanted to perform. From the age of 5 she was performing in musical theatre productions in her community just outside Los Angeles. At the age of 9, she was competitively competing in dance with The Millennium Dance Complex's Junior Dance Company. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/24/2016 - 5/31/2016
by - May 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/24/2016 - 5/31/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Reveals Secret Singing Talent, Talks New Jazz Album
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

HAMILTON star Leslie Odom Jr. stopped by Friday night's TONIGHT SHOW and demonstrated how he avoids burping while singing in the middle of the hit Broadway hip hop musical. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Scott Barnhardt
by Broadway's Backbone - May 31, 2016

In this episode: Broadways Scott Barnhardt- Scott was saying "Hello" years before Adele. As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, this Book of Mormon original cast member discusses the differences between a workshop and a lab, how to survive a bad review and dares to ask the questions, "What else is out there?"  (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/30/2016
by - May 30, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/30/2016. (more...)

Tavern on the Green Presents BROADWAY ON THE GREEN
by Marina Kennedy - May 30, 2016

Central Park's iconic eatery, Tavern on the Green is partnering with cast members from some of your favorite shows for 'Broadway on the Green.' (more...)

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