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FROZEN Composers and Neil Patrick Harris Team Up for Paul Ryan's Inner Monologue Song
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Following in the footsteps of Sara Bareilles' song written from President Obama's point of view (and featuring vocals from Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr.), This American Life commissioned Frozen songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, to write a song as the inner monologue of Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.  (more...)

West End Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Bound for Australia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Olivier Award-winning theatre company Mischief Theatre are bringing their comedy masterpiece The Play That Goes Wrong to Australia for the first time from February next year. (more...)

Marsha Norman Departs KING KONG Musical Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The much-anticipated musical version of KING KONG has lost a member of its creative team, according to the New York Times. Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman is no longer attached to the project. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

The Miracle of MATILDA: Learn What Shows the Creators Are Bringing to Broadway Next!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

A perfect storm of creators came together to create the show, and as BroadwayWorld prepares to say goodbye to this beautiful production, we're revisiting their work and recapping what they've been up to since 2013. (more...)

NEIL SIMON'S MEMOIRS, with Foreword by Nathan Lane, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The complete memoirs of playwright Neil Simon will be released today, November 8th, by Simon & Schuster, featuring a new introduction by Nathan Lane and afterword by Simon's wife Elaine Joyce. (more...)

ROCKNE Musical to Spotlight Notre Dame Football Coach with Reading at Northwestern's American Music Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the musical 'Rockne: There's Something in the Game' during a reading Nov. 19 on the Evanston campus. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/8/2016 - It's Election Day - Get Out and Vote!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 8, 2016

Today's big news: NYC supper club Feinstein's/54 Below is hosting an Election Day watch party, and Randy Rainbow is bringing his election-themed hilarity to Orlando tonight! (more...)

LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, Jennifer Damiano and More Sign on for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Path Fund Inc. has announced additional stars for the 23rd Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL. (more...)

Casting Complete for New Yiddish Rep's GOD OF VENGEANCE at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Casting is now complete for New Yiddish Rep's highly anticipated 'God of Vengeance,' which begins previews for a five-week Off-Broadway run at La MaMa, 74A East 4th Street, starting December 22. It opens on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Broadway-Bound Christy Altomare
by Walter McBride - Nov 7, 2016

In spring 2017, Christy Altomare will lead Anastasia on Broadway,  opening on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Corinna Sowers Adler brings Music Over Manhattan To The Appel Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 6, 2016

One of the most gorgeous voices in New York belongs to Corinna Sowers Adler, who offered  the premiere of 'Something Beautiful' at Jazz at Lincoln Center's majestic Appel Room on Saturday November 5 at 7pm and Broadwayworld was there (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Washington, DC (more...)

Corinna Sowers Adler to Bring SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL to the Appel Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

One of the most gorgeous voices in New York belongs to Corinna Sowers Adler, who offers us the premiere of "Something Beautiful" at Jazz at Lincoln Center's majestic Appel Room today November 5 at 7pm. (more...)

Creators of MIGHTY REAL Return with AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The creators of the Broadway Bound hit musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical proudly return to New York City with the world premiere musical AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN.  (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Soundtrack Set for Release Before NBC's Broadcast; Full Tracklist!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On December 2, 2016 Masterworks Broadway/Epic Records will release 'Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack Of The NBC Television Event' the companion album to NBC's broadcast of 'Hairspray Live!' which will air on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Hypokrit and Junoon Re-Imagine Two Indian Classics, Starting Tonight at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Congressional Award honoree Hypokrit Theatre Company and Junoon Performing Arts, are pleased to present DEVDAS (The Lover) choreographed by Swarali Karulkar, and CHOKER BALI (The Passion Play), written by Dr. Partha Chatterjee and directed by Arpita Mukherjee. (more...)

BWW TV: The Ensemble Company of Broadway-Bound JITNEY Meets the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Corinna Sowers Adler to Bring SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL to the Appel Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

One of the most gorgeous voices in New York belongs to Corinna Sowers Adler, who offers us the premiere of "Something Beautiful" at Jazz at Lincoln Center's majestic Appel Room on Saturday November 5 at 7pm. (more...)

Breaking: Tickets to MISS SAIGON 25th-Anniversary Performance In Cinemas Now Available at SMCinema.com
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 3, 2016

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, recorded live in London's West End, plus an epic finale featuring special appearances from original cast members Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, and Simon Bowman, among others, when it comes to select SM Cinemas across the Philippines on Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13, only. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley & More Dish on Fame, Fans, and Life as a Child Actor (Part 2)
by Matt Smith - Nov 3, 2016

In this comprehensive, two-part (!!!) BWW feature, our eclectic panel of child actors - including Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley, Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (with additional commentary from Savvy Crawford) - sound off on their most memorable career experiences, fan encounters, maintaining balance between work and school commitments and the ever-important topic of putting children in the spotlight.  (more...)

City Theatre Company Presents Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Ring in the holiday season with the wild comedy of high jinks, good times, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. City Theatre Austin, November 18 - December 18. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Join NSO Holiday Pops in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Frequent collaborators, Broadway stars, and Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana join the NSO Pops and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for the National Symphony Orchestra's annual A Holiday Pops! concerts on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Humphreys School of Musical Theatre Presents Holiday Favorite SCROOGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Nationally recognized Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) Academy Program will present their annual production of SCROOGE this holiday season. This year's production, comprised of 18 homeschooled student actors, will run November 29 through December 2, 2016, at Theatre Under The Stars as a part of HSMT's student matinee series. (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A RADIO PLAY to Run December 12/10- 12/18 at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy's Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to be believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for six performances only. Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play is perfect for families looking for a fun outing that captures the spirit of the season. Full of laughs, holiday magic and music, Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play tells how the department store Santa who comes in to Macy's as an emergency substitute challenges the mother and daughter's refusal to believe when he claims to be the one and only Kris Kringle. Can he prove to them and the world that Santa is real while making one little girl's dreams come true?  (more...)

First Listen: Tracks Released from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Can't wait until 2017 to get a taste of the Broadway-bound Sousatzka? Wait no more, because several tracks have been released on the show's official website. Click here to check out, 'Rainbow Nation,' 'Let Go,' 'So Sing,' and  'Shibhambu.' (more...)

Retter Entertainment presents JINGLE JAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sheri Sanders Rocks In Musical Workshop of CHIX 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Sheri Sanders is not only a trailblazing educator when employing pop/rock music in Musical Theatre, but she has also been surviving death-defying acts as the 'Company Cover' in the workshop of a new Broadway-bound musical 'Chix 6'. While Sanders is about to launch exciting things in January for her online training program 'Rock The Audition', she's been embodying a plethora of comic book superheroes by day. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/26-11/27/2016
by - Nov 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 27, 2016 - Sunday, November 27, 2016. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: Laura Osnes Reflects on Her Journey to Broadway Ahead of Feinstein's/54 Below Show THE PATHS NOT TAKEN, and Why THE BANDSTAND is More Relevant Than Ever
by Casey Mink - Nov 23, 2016

Laura Osnes' journey to Broadway was anything but ordinary. Having competed on the reality series GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT, she went on to win and make her Great White Way debut as a brunette Sandy in 2007. She proceeded to make craterous impressions on Broadway, replacing Kelli O'Hara in Lincoln Center's SOUTH PACIFIC, as well as originating the role of Bonnie in BONNIE & CLYDE, earning the first of her Tony nominations, followed by the titular Cinderella in Broadway's first production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, for which she earned her second. Osnes will return to Feinstein's/54 Below on November 27, kicking off a string of four shows in which she travels down the roads that might have been, performing songs from roles she nearly booked but, for one reason or another, never came to be. BroadwayWorld chatted with the sweet-as-pie multi-talent about why her forthcoming Broadway gig, THE BANDSTAND, is a vital piece of theater, her co-star Corey Cott, and the inspiration for her unusual cabaret premise (here's a spoiler: Osnes keeps a literal binder in her closet labeled 'Songs I Learned for Auditions'). (more...)

BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Is A Loving Tribute To The Best In All Of Us
by Alan Henry - Nov 23, 2016

Come From Away is not a musical about the September 11th terrorist attacks - if anything it is the exact opposite. Come From Away is a musical about all that is good in people - compassion, care, love, acceptance, equality, and treating others with kindness. Truly, it is a musical written for now. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland's BWU and Its Effect on Broadway
by Roy Berko - Nov 21, 2016

Several weeks ago, in my review of Baldwin Wallace University's production of WEST SIDE STORY I stated, 'BWU's Music Theater program is nationally recognized for its quality, as evidenced by the number of its graduates who have light up the Broadway theater scene and touring productions. Of those in the WEST SIDE STORY cast I stated: 'Broadway Bound? Colton Ryan, though not the tall macho leading man type, should find a place on the Great White Way in roles for the young, clean scrubbed type who have big voices.' (more...)

Dove Cameron, Maddie Baillio & More Participate in Today's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Press Call
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 21, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a special HAIRSPRAY LIVE! conference call featuring four of the 'nicest kids in town,' including Dove Cameron (Disney's 'Descendants'), Garrett Clayton (Disney's 'Teen Beach' Franchise), Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton on Broadway) and 20-year-old newcomer Maddie Baillio (more...)

First Yiddish Revival of GOD OF VENGEANCE, Basis of Broadway-Bound INDECENT, Headed to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

New York audiences will be treated to the first revival in Yiddish in many decades of Sholem Asch's shocking and ahead-of-its-time drama "God of Vengeance," the basis of the Broadway-bound play "Indecent." Directed by and featuring the Tony nominee Eleanor Reissa, "God of Vengeance" begins previews at La MaMa, 74A East 4th Street, starting December 22. It opens on Christmas Day. (more...)

About Face Theatre to Present A CONVERSATION WITH DOUG WRIGHT at Museum of Contemporary Art
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

About Face Theatre will host A CONVERSATION WITH DOUG WRIGHT, celebrated playwright of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play I AM MY OWN WIFE and the Broadway-bound musical WAR PAINT. (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Brett Ryback to Premiere MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

"Murder for Two," the Off-Broadway and regional theater musical mystery sensation, takes on a decidedly holiday glow when it is transformed into "Murder for Two: Holiday Edition" in a world-premiere production at Bucks County Playhouse, December 9 - 31.  (more...)

Work by URINETOWN Creators and More Slated for Goodspeed's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The 12th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed Musicals' Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its much-anticipated three-day festival of brand-new works on Friday, January 13, 2017 at The Goodspeed with a staged reading of the intriguing new musical Picnic at Hanging Rock by Daniel Zaitchik based on the cherished novel by Joan Lindsay. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY BOUND Transmits Family Drama and More at 1st Stage
by Hannah Wing - Nov 15, 2016

In 1st Stage's production of Broadway Bound, the cast breathes life into the Jerome family, so much so, that one feels as if they are watching their own family bicker on stage. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program
by Roy Berko - Nov 14, 2016

WEST SIDE STORY, the Jerome Robbins (concept development), Leonard Bernstein (Music), Arthur Laurents (book), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), had an interesting road from idea to Broadway production to revivals. The script is now in production by the Baldwin Wallace Department of Theatre and Dance and the Conservatory of Music's Musical Theatre Program. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 1st Stage's BROADWAY BOUND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the third and final installment of Neil Simon's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene Jerome and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business. While coping with their parents' crumbling marriage, the boys pursue their dream of becoming famous comedy writers by drawing from their surroundings to create a sketch about family antics. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, their family is upset to hear a thinly-veiled portrait of themselves played for laughs...and they are not alone. This warm, gently humorous play is a welcome treat for the Holidays. (more...)

Photo Flash: About Face Theatre Presents I AM MY OWN WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. Traditionally staged as a one-person play performed by a male actor, Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff's new exploration will feature transgender actress Delia Kropp with three additional actors. I AM MY OWN WIFE will play November 4 - December 10, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

New Musicals Series, The PiTCH, Opens Submissions at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, headquartered in Auburn, N.Y., will begin accepting submissions on Nov. 1, 2016 for new musicals in all stages of development to be considered for the 2017 season of The PiTCH. (more...)

Casting Announced for NYC and Tour Companies of Vital Theatre Company's FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce casting for the New York City and Tour companies of FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS. (more...)

FROZEN Fans Rejoice! Dates for the Pre-Broadway Engagement in Denver Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Pre-Broadway engagement of FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, will play The Buell Theatre August 17 through October 1, 2017. Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway subscribers may purchase additional tickets December 12 at 10am. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses JINGLE JAM 2016
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 4, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, 10 West 64th Street. The show brings together talented kid performers from the stage and screen-many of whom have already appeared on Broadway and on tour-and others who are Broadway Bound. The script was penned by mother/daughter writing team Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (Peace, Love & Cupcakes: The Musical; Fashion Academy: The Musical) with original songs by Thommie Retter and Rick Hip-Flores (In Transit; Fun Home; Billy Elliot). BroadwayWorld was able to snap some photos of the event's rehearsal! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/3-12/4/2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 4, 2016. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: The Original HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Soundtrack Is Now Streaming!
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The original soundtrack recording of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! includes studio recordings of all the musical numbers that are performed by the cast members in the live broadcast and is now available to stream on iTunes (click here) and Spotify (click here) (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rockland/Westchester Regional Awards Update - Coleman Cummings, Miran Robarts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN Adds Weekend at The Actor's Temple
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN, a world premiere musical the creators of the Broadway Bound musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, has added an additional three-performance weekend to the previously announced performances due to popular demand. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Miami Regional Awards Update - Stephanny Noria, Bobby Cassell in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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