VIDEO: HAMILTON's Thomas Kail Discusses The Fusion of Theatre and Rap For #BARS Master Class
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Growing up in Northern Virginia, the first song Thomas Kail ever memorized was Slick Rick's rap 'Mona Lisa.' Its narrative about a guy chatting up a woman he meets in a pizza place opened up Kail's mind to the concept of songs having characters and telling stories. (more...)

Pandora Teams With Questlove on New Three-Hour Show QUESTLOVE SUPREME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Pandora (NYSE:P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, today announced it will partner with Questlove to premiere Questlove Supreme, a raw and ingenious three-hour show curated and produced by the four-time GRAMMY winner. (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller, Sara Bareilles and WAITRESS Cast Members Perform at CD Signing
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Grammy-nominated composer/lyricist Sara Bareilles, who made her Broadway debut last season with her Tony-nominated score for the hit musical WAITRESS, hosted a sampler of songs from the show at Manhattan's Upper East Side Barnes & Noble at yesterday's CD signing event. (more...)

Jamie Leo to Stage New Work 'A LONG DAY IN A BAD SHIRT' at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Dixon Place presents Jamie Leo in his newest interdisciplinary performance work, 'A Long Day in a Bad Shirt (Dispose of Properly)', ten portraits of wayward individuals struggling to find peace in their lives. (more...)

The Peterborough Players Presents GOD OF CARNAGE This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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VIDEO: An Inside Look At Recording Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art Of Elegance'
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release on September 30th, 2016. (more...)

Stage Tube: STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo Shows Off His Broadway Voice With 'Bring Him Home'
by Nora Dominick - Aug 24, 2016

Gaten Matarazzo is best known to Broadway audiences as the original Gavroche in the recent revival of LES MISERABLES. Below, Gaten shows off his love for all things Les Mis as he belts the famous number 'Bring Him Home.' Check it out below! (more...)

Toby's Dinner Theatre to Host EC Partnership Fundraiser THE MAIN THING: CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Ready for a brand new beat? Columbia has late night entertainment. This Friday, August 26th, Toby's Dinner Theatre will host the second of a series, The MAIN Thing: Cabaret, in support of EC Partnership which is organized to help rebuild Ellicott City after the July 30th flood. (more...)

New Drama and Musical to Headline New York New Works Theatre Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Two distinctive pieces of theater - a drama about pioneering gay illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, and a musical comedy version of the Greek classic Electra - will be featured in this year's New York New Works Theatre Festival, August 29 through September 14. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Will Return to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE; Heather Headley Set to Depart in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  HEATHER HEADLEY, who is currently performing the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, October 2. (more...)

VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA For Mint Theater
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Specialists in introducing contemporary audiences to worthy, but neglected plays, The Mint Theater Company's new production will probably be a first introduction for many of its audience members to the work of N.C. Hunter. (more...)

90210! THE MUSICAL! Parody to Bring Drama Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

90210! THE MUSICAL!, the new Off-Broadway parody of the popular 90s teen soap Beverly Hills 90210, will begin performances on September 8, 2016 at Theatre 80. (more...)

Hunter Foster Will Helm FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

According to an Equity casting notice, Hunter Foster will direct an upcoming staged reading of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD.  The project, which will be presented in November, will feature musical direction by Paul Masse. (more...)

MATILDA's Tori Feinstein, STARMITES and More Slated for 2016 New York New Works Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This year's New York New Works Theatre Festival is a must-see! This is an opportunity to see original and unseen productions from leading Broadway producers as well as the rising stars of stage and screen. (more...)

VIDEO: Mary J. Blige Sings New Theme Song for ABC's THE VIEW!
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Below, watch the music video for THE VIEW's new theme song, 'World's Gone Crazy,' performed by Mary J. Blige and written by Diane Warren. Season 20 of The View starts September 6th. (more...)

Hershey Felder Brings Leonard Bernstein Off-Broadway in MAESTRO, Beginning Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

A friendly reminder! 59E59  Theaters welcomes  Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro for a limited engagement Wednesday August 31 through Sunday, October 16 with Press Opening on Sunday, September 11 at 3 PM. MAESTRO, book by Hershey Felder with music by Leonard Bernstein and others, and directed by Joel Zwick is produced by The Town Hall with Samantha F. Voxakis and Karen Racanelli. (more...)

The Queen Returns! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Jennifer Holliday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This will mark Holliday's first Broadway show since 2001, when she played Matron Mama Morton in CHICAGO. To celebrate the big news, take your afternoon coffee break with the Broadway legend and some of her most memorable performances! (more...)

BWW Exclusive World Premiere: Watch Barbra Streisand & Chris Pine Take on MY FAIR LADY on Her ENCORE Album!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to bring you an exclusive first look at Streisand's track with Hollywood star (and Into the Woods veteran) Chris Pine- a mashup of 'I'll Be Seeing You/I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' Watch the duo in the recording studio, plus get the backstory on how Pine got the call! (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

WE SO HAPA - A Multicultural Cabaret Coming to The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

SAKIMA PRODUCTIONS in association with Alex Chester, Rebecca Lee Lerman, and Kalen Sakima, announce WE SO HAPA, conceived by Alex Chester, with contributions from Rebecca Lee Lerman and Kalen Sakima will feature a vast selection of songs from Broadway musicals to original music from Jessica Wu and Timothy Ware. (more...)

BBVA Compass Enters New Two-Year Agreement with Broadway at the Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Today, Broadway at the Hobby Center announced a new two-year agreement with BBVA Compass for the upcoming 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons of touring productions. (more...)

Andrea Mezvinsky's Comedy SAWED IN HALF to Play ACME Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Crowned America's Funniest Mom on Oprah, stand-up comedienne and actress, Andrea Mezvinsky has created a new solo play "Sawed in Half" that begs the question: 'What happens when one woman's competing roles of wife, mother, lover, and performer collide?'  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at CFCArts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Central Florida Community Arts presents their 5th annual Summer Broadway Concert Series production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, September 8 & 9, 2016. With music and lyrics by the legendary team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this concert-style production of the ground-breaking musical is directed by Rob A. Lott, with music direction by Jacob Haines, assistant direction and visual design by Ashley Willsey, choreography by Katherine Rivera, and is produced by Joshua Vickery through CFCArts. Meet the stars below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Brandon Victor Dixon Poses Backstage After HAMILTON Debut!
by Walter McBride - Aug 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon just made his debut as Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton on Broadway last night, August 23. BroadwayWorld was on hand for his big night and you can check out backstage photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Company Signs Cast Albums at Barnes & Noble!
by Walter McBride - Aug 24, 2016

Just yesterday, Tony-winning star Jessie Mueller and Grammy-nominated composer/lyricist Sara Bareilles and the cast of WAITRESS stopped by Manhattan's Upper East Side Barnes & Noble (150 E. 86th Street) , to celebrate the release of the show's cast album. The company not only performed songs from the show, but signed CDs for fans, and you can check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND in the Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens tonight, August 24, and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SO LONG, SWEET SUMMER Free Concert to Close 2016 Summer Series at Red Caboose
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Join The Red Caboose Motel for their final farewell to summer with the last of the 2016 Summer Entertainment Series in The Barn! 'So Long, Sweet Summer' features four area performers and friends singing their favorite Broadway tunes, spirituals and Disney music. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Free Insights at the Atrium Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2016-17 season's Insights at the Atrium series, free events exploring themes of the Philharmonic's concert season through multimedia lectures, conversations, and panel discussions. Expanding to eight events this season, Insights at the Atrium has gained in popularity since its inception in 2011, helping thousands of audience members delve more deeply into the music, musicians, and ideas featured in the Philharmonic's season through a dynamic and accessible forum. All events are held at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

MY NAME IS GIDEON to Make American Debut at Walkerspace This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after traveling across three continents, Gideon Irving makes his American stage debut with his new solo show, My Name Is Gideon: I'm Probably Going To Die, Eventually, which opens Thursday, October 6th at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street). (more...)

Lineup Announced for CHICAGO's Free SummerStage Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31st, the cast of Broadway's Longest Running American Musical will celebrate its 20th Year on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Extends Into October Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), has been extended by popular demand. (more...)

Photo Coverage: From Rio to Broadway- The Final Five US Women's Gymnastics Team Visits HAMILTON!
by Walter McBride - Aug 24, 2016

Last night, the U.S. gold medal-winning Women's Gymnastics team, who dubbed themselves 'The Final Five,' hit the room where it happens, Broadway's Hamilton! (more...)

June Ballinger's REMEMBRANCE DAY Will Premiere on 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

13th Street has - once again - become synonymous with cutting-edge powerful pieces focusing on the human experience. The latest is a great work of drama about one of the unsung heroes of history. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's THE BAD YEARS Gets Immersive Workshop in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Broadway storytelling meets immersive spectacle in the workshop of the innovative house party musical THE BAD YEARS by Kerrigan & Lowdermilk. THE BAD YEARS returns to Brooklyn after a sold-out 2015 run at Loft 172. (more...)

Tickets to FUN HOME in Chicago Go on Sale This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman have announced that individual tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday, August 28 for the first National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: FROZEN's Robert Lopez Plays 'Let It Go' As Marie's Crisis Crowd Sings Along
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

The Oscar-winning songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez joined the fun at the Greenwich Village piano bar. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with FUNNY! I'M A WOMAN WITH CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society), who is set to star in Irish Repertory Theatre's fall production of Finian's Rainbow from October 26-December 18, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) September 20-24, following a sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

Mark Bly Joins Fordham/Primary Stages' MFA Playwriting Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Dramaturg Mark Bly, who has worked as an adjunct instructor for the Fordham University Theatre Department since 2014, has just joined the Fordham/Primary Stages MFA program as co-director, in collaboration with Elliot Fox of Primary Stages. (more...)

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by Roberto Rodrguez - Aug 24, 2016

En la sexta temporada del exitoso musical de Disney, los actores Daniel Mejía y Ramón Balasch interpretan a Simba y Pumbaa, respectivamente. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Will Blum & More Will Join Chris Dwan in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Dwan in 'Waste of Space' on Tuesday, September 6th 2016. With standout performances both on and off Broadway, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland, The Old Boy, Harmony) makes his Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City solo concert debut. Conceived by Chris Dwan and Will Blum, the concert event is a cerebral exploration of self discovery and the power of the imagination through the eyes of a boy on a journey beyond the cosmos. Will Van Dyke (Kinky Boots, RENT) music directs with special guests Hannah Corneau (Evita, Daddy Long Legs, Harmony) and Angela Travino (From Here to Eternity, South Pacific). The evening will include a wide range of musical genres including original material by Chris Dwan and Ross Baum and music from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony as well as the Off-Broadway musical Peter & I, with a highly anticipated performance by RANGE a cappella (Hamilton [in 7 minutes], Nickelodeon, Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece tour). Additional special guests include Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town, Finding Neverland, Gypsy) Will Blum (School of Rock, The Book of Mormon) Will Taylor (BENT, A Chorus Line) and Max Chernin (Bright Star, Brooklynite). (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Julie Halston, Jessica Hendy and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway STORIES on April 23rd, 2016 at 11:30pm. (more...)

El Rey León, 6 temporadas rugiendo en la Gran Vía
by Roberto Rodrguez - Aug 24, 2016

En la sexta temporada del exitoso musical de Disney, los actores Daniel Mejía y Ramón Balasch interpretan a Simba y Pumbaa, respectivamente. (more...)

Janine Mercandetti to Bring OUT OF COSTUME to 2016 Rochester Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Janine Mercandetti: Out of Costume will perform at the 2016 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, Sept. 15 - Saturday, Sept. 24) on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, September 24 at 5:00 pm. at Blackfriars Theatre (795 East Main Street Rochester, NY 14605). (more...)

HONOR Musical Adapted from Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Coming Up at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Coming up soon! Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, will present a concert performance of the musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win A Signed Copy of Norbert Leo Butz's 'GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS'
by BWW Contests - Aug 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win a signed copy of the upcoming album GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, recorded live at 54 Below! (more...)

'ROLLER DERBY PLAY' Premiere, Chicago Debut of THE NANCE & More Set for Pride Films and Plays' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Pride Films and Plays' 2016-17 season will include two Chicago premieres of Tony Award nominated shows and two world premieres, Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez announced today. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Charlie Williams Help Fialta Celebrate Summer with 'Be Someone' Music Video!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

Indie Band Fialta has just released a new music video directed and choreographed by Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Charlie Williams and featuring Broadway dancers from Matilda, She Loves Me, Tuck Everlasting, Newsies, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Finding Neverland, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, and more!  Fialta captures carefree summer friendships and fun in their newest music video for 'Be Someone,' while also shining a spotlight on up-and-coming Broadway talents.  (more...)

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