Photo Flash: First Look at Deborah Cox & More in World Premiere of JOSEPHINE at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award® winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. Opening tonight, Friday, May 6 at 8pm, the production runs at the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, through May 29. Grammy® nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist Deborah Cox (Broadway's Aida, Jekyll & Hyde; vocals for the Whitney Houston Lifetime movie Whitney) stars as the legendary African-American performer Josephine Baker. Check out a first look at the cast on stage below! (more...)

John Cariani Joins BROADWAY BEE Lineup at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Award-winning actor and playwright John Cariani (Something Rotten!) will be the Comfort Counselor for the first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), and Jose Llana (The King and I)  in an adults only spelling bee, on Monday, May 9 at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. (more...)

Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre to Undergo $2.5 Million Renovation
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The iconic Royal Alexandra Theatre, one of the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatres in North America, will close its doors on May 15, 2016, after KINKY BOOTS ends its successful 11-month run, to undergo a major renovation and restoration. The theatre will reopen on November 15, 2016 with the Canadian premiere of COME FROM AWAY, the Canadian-written, Broadway-bound musical about the people of Gander, NL. (more...)

BWW Guide: The Best Performing Arts Summer Camps in Orlando
by Kimberly Moy - May 4, 2016

Performing arts grow self-confidence, teach collaboration, and reawaken creative skills that become latent throughout the year. The specialized performing arts camps in Orlando are exceptional. There is something for every budget and every interest. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Great White Way will see a plethora of musicals, both new and returning. (more...)

Breaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN has officially found its Anna for this week's developmental lab! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jaime Camil as CHICAGO's Billy Flynn!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Check out a first look at Camil in costume below! (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Ethan Slater
by Misha Davenport - May 26, 2016

Broadway World Chicago goes for a deep dive all the way to Bikini Bottom all this week with our coverage of the new show THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. Today, we chat with the show's resident Sponge, Ethan Slater. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO's Next Leading Man, Jaime Camil, Meets the Press!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil steps into the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel - check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Razzle Dazzle 'Em! CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn, Jaime Camil, on Stepping Into Broadway's Long-Running Hit
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel, and BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand. Below, find out what the Latin superstar had to say about joining the production, returning to Broadway and more! (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Director and Co-Creator Tina Landau
by Misha Davenport - May 25, 2016

Broadway World Chicago goes for a deep dive all the way to Bikini Bottom all this week with our coverage of the new show THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. Today we sit down with director and co-creator Tina Landau. (more...)

BWW Preview: Broadway Stars at THE STUDIO ON 35 in Eatontown on 6/4
by Marina Kennedy - May 25, 2016

The Studio on 35 announces their Grand Opening on June 4, 2016 at 21 Main Street (Rt. 35) Eatontown. Offering free sample classes from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Attendees will get to experience world-class training from Broadway performers and enjoy face painting, activities and refreshments throughout the day. (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Musical Supervisor, Tom Kitt
by Misha Davenport - May 24, 2016

Day two of Broadway World Chicago's preview of The SpongeBob Musical with Tom Kitt. (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

Tony Nominee to Lead CT Rep's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their production of Peter and the Starcatcher, the play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/17/2016 - 5/24/2016
by - May 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/17/2016 - 5/24/2016. (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Christopher Gattelli
by Misha Davenport - May 23, 2016

Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli chats about bringing the undersea world of Bikini Bottom to life. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Chita Rivera's Triumphant Return in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, 1993
by Michael Dale - May 21, 2016

The Broadway legend returns after an injury that required 18 screws to be inserted into her broken leg. (more...)

HAMILTON's Okieriete Onaodowan Takes Part in FROZEN Lab; Lopezes to Pen New Songs for Broadway
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

Disney just held its developmental lab for the Broadway-bound FROZEN, and new details on what promises to be the Great White Way's next blockbuster have emerged from the ice. (more...)

BWW Blog: Kaci Pelias - Stressed, but Broadway-Blessed
by Guest Blogger: Kaci Pelias - May 18, 2016

Hello!  It has been a long while!  These last few weeks I have been studying, stressing, and screaming.  Four AP tests,  one standardized test, and Annie auditions later, I'm back and ready to discuss all things theatre with you guys! (more...)

Hartford Stage Adds Another Performance to Broadway-Bound ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Due to high ticket demand, Hartford Stage announced today one additional performance at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, of the new musical ANASTASIA. This is the ninth performance added to the original schedule. The show plays through June 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH at TampaRep
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will produce Eugene O'Neill's landmark American drama THE ICEMAN COMETH at Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus from June 16 to July 3. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Sets Summer Music Camps & Classes
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Music Institute of Chicago is offering a wide range of camps and festivals for a music-filled summer. Children and adults have the opportunity to work with the Music Institute's award-winning faculty and ensembles in residence at its campuses in Downtown Evanston (1702 Sherman Avenue), Evanston East (1490 Chicago Avenue), Lake Forest (40 East Old Mill Road), and Winnetka (300 Green Bay Road). (more...)

VIDEOS: Broadway Bound Musical COME FROM AWAY Releases Teaser For Ford's Theatre Engagement
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

The musical is based on a true story of a small Newfoundland town that came to the aid of thousands stranded on 9/11. (more...)

Chenango River Theatre to Open 10th Season with STELLA & LOU
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opening the 10th Anniversary Season is a play from one of the company's favorite playwrights, Bruce Graham (The Outgoing Tide-2013; Mr. Hart & Mr. Brown-2014).  This piece, inspired by his parent's own love story, is a romantic comedy that proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them.  You'll be laughing hysterically one minute, and grabbing your heart the next, in this gem of a play.  (more...)


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JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Will Be CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil making his Broadway debut in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) throughSunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, James Earl Jones in August Wilson's FENCES, 1987
by Michael Dale - May 15, 2016

One of America's great actors played a riveting scene from one of America's great plays on the 1987 telecast. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/12/2016 - ANASTASIA in Hartford and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

Today's big news: The new, Broadway-bound ANASTASIA musical starts tonight in Hartford, and the New Dramatists honor Audra McDonald at today's luncheon! (more...)

First Preview of Broadway-Bound ANASTASIA Canceled Due to Technical Problems
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the first preview of Broadway-bound ANASTASIA has been canceled due to technical problems. The show is still scheduled to open on Friday, May 27 and run through June 19, 2016. Hartford Stage Managing Director Michael Stotts explains:  (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: First Peek At World Premiere of ANASTASIA at Hartford Stage
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

Performances begin tomorrow for the new musical by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. (more...)

Olivier Winner Daniel Evans to Helm Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel's SHERLOCK HOLMES; UK Premiere Set for 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer Antonio R. Marion announced today that Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winner Daniel Evans will direct the Broadway-Bound epic new original stage play, Sherlock Holmes, by British writing team of Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel. The project was originally announced in late 2014. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/3/2016 - 5/10/2016
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/3/2016 - 5/10/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2016

The first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), and Jose Llana (The King and I) took place just last night at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. Ten teams, each representing a Broadway show, were encouraged to pull out all the stops to correctly spell the words. The more funds each team raised, the more they were allowed to cheat!  (more...)

FSPA Ensembles to Perform at Disney World Later This Month
by Louisa Brady - Apr 9, 2016

Twenty-nine local students from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will travel to Walt Disney World during the April school break to perform for Disney audiences and participate in master classes with Disney performers, choreographers and directors. This is FSPA's 21st year of Disney performances as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Take Part in Sing For Your Seniors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On April 4th, 2016, Sing For Your Seniors (SFYS) hosted the latest in its series of Broadway sessions with cast members from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF for the patients of Calvary Cancer Hospital. The musical performance included songs of the performers' choosing as well of songs from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Patients and their families, nurses, doctors and staff enjoyed a one-hour session, as well as a meet-and-greet visit with the cast following the performance. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Anthony Logan Cole to Bring Broadway Concert to Cape Cod
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Anthony Logan Cole, who is currently starring in the critically acclaimed production of Little Women at Cape Cod Theatre Company, will bring his cabaret concert to Cape Cod on April 17th. (more...)

Tonight's First Preview of JOSEPHINE with Deborah Cox Cancelled at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Asolo Rep has confirmed it has cancelled tonight's first preview of the world premiere musical JOSEPHINE, starring Deborah Cox. Performances are scheduled to resume tomorrow, Thursday, April 28. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Paige Davis Join First Annual BROADWAY BEE Lineup at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Paige Davis (Chicago) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland) join Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten) and Jose Llana (The King and I) for the first annual Broadway Bee, featuring actors from current hit musicals, in an adults only spelling bee, on Monday, May 9 at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Jason Alexander will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, N'Kenge, vocal siren and Broadway Diva, is one of the premiere vocalists interpreting lyrics by Josh Kight, an emerging musical theatre composer, at the famous Feinstein's 54 Below (254 W. 54th Street (cellar); 11:30pm (doors @ 11:00pm)) in New York City. (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

When It Rains It Pours! Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Musical to Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that award-winning film director Mira Nair will bring her exuberant and sumptuous MONSOON WEDDING to the stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical based on the 2001 Bollywood hit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Deborah Cox Stuns in Jazzy First Look at World Premiere Musical JOSEPHINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award® winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. BroadwayWorld brings you a series of first-look photos below! (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Comes to Broadway Bound This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Tony Award-winning musical comedy will take the stage at Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center in Houston from April 29 through May 7. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/12/2016 - EXIT STRATEGY, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 12, 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: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its one-year Broadway anniversary! (more...)

Qui Nguyen Awarded 2015 Steinberg Award for Off-Broadway Bound VIETGONE
by Michael Dale - Apr 11, 2016

His 'sex comedy about my parents' will be produced Off-Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club in October. (more...)

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