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BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Video Roundup: It's About to Get Freaky! Meet the Company of FREAKY FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. The production will star Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten) as Katherine Blake and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening) as Ellie Blake, as well as Jason Gotay(Broadway's Bring It On The Musical) as Adam and Alan H Green (Broadway's School of Rock) as Mike. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Welcomes Julia Knitel & Erika Olson to the National Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are pleased to announce that the National Tour of this Broadway sensation will star Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil), who will be joining a company featuring Liam Tobin (Gerry Goffin) and Ben Fankhauser (Barry Mann), with Curt Bouril (Don Kirshner) and Suzanne Grodner (Genie Klein). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

2015-16 METAs Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs) recognize and celebrate outstanding artistic work in Montreal's English Theatre. Established in 2012, the peer-juried awards exist to promote professional and emerging English theatre artists and companies, to heighten their visibility both regionally and beyond, and to elevate the level of critical discourse about theatre in Montreal amongst artists and with the community at large. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Original Tom Jones Still Improving on His THE FANTASTICKS 50+ Years Later
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2016

The latest production of the classic THE FANTASTICKS arrived at The Pasadena Playhouse September 6, 2016, directed by Seema Sueko. With the book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, THE FANTASTICKS was awarded the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre in 1991, in its 33rd year of its 42-year Off-Broadway run (17,162 performances!). (more...)

BWW Review: PAGEANT - The Guys Are Dolls, the Beauty Is Bawdy, But The Play Lacks Legs
by Herbert Paine - Sep 6, 2016

The Guys Are Dolls, the Beauty Is Bawdy, But PAGEANT Lacks Legs. The cast in Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of the spoof does its level best ~ true troupers! (more...)

Reimagined Version of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT Begins October 4 at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

A freshly inventive and intimate take on the classic Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot" will be staged by Westport Country Playhouse,October 4 - 30, featuring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur, directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. (more...)

Broadway Understudy Julia Knitel to Lead BEAUTIFUL on Tour Starting in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will welcome Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil) beginning September 13 in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Fall Performing Arts Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a premier performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College is pleased to announce its 2016 Fall season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough aims to bring top notch performing arts to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full season runs through May 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was honored to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star ofHamilton: An American Musical, to its West Loop facility, the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located at 1147 West Jackson Boulevard. More than 160 invited guests included students and families participating in Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Programs; members of Hubbard Street's Junior Ensemble, Hubbard Street 2 and the artists of its world-renowned main company; staff members and special guests; individual and foundation supporters of its Education Programs; and Season 38 Spotlight Ball attendees who made donations at the organization's annual gala. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed byChristopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first glimpse at the artwork for the show below! (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

From Backstage to Center-Stage, Tommy Tune's Production Manager, Patrick Rinn, Returns to The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

After receiving degrees in Performing Arts, Choreography and Directing from Emerson College, Patrick Rinn was whisked away to N.Y.C. with Grand Hotel - The Musical as a Production Assistant and found himself working for 10 Time Tony award winner, Tommy Tune as his personal assistant. After taking a brief break from his duties and dabbling in some TV and movie work. (more...)

Don't Tell Mama Announces October Guest Stars for BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced the first Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest lineup for October!  (more...)

BWW Interview - John Treacy Egan Returns as Franz Liebkind in Paper Mill's THE PRODUCERS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 23, 2016

Today, John Treacy Egan speaks with BWW about revisiting the role of this Nazi-loving, Broadway-crazed nutjob! (more...)

Second Event Launches CT Chapter of LPTW
by Lauren Yarger - Sep 20, 2016

The second of two launch events kicks off the state's Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's New Musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA Announces Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Beginning this September, Broadway's Trent Armand Kendall will bring his new musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA! across the country, with stops in White Plains, NY, Annapolis, MD, Dallas, TX, Manasquan, NJ, and more to be announced. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 08/30 - Iiiiiit's Paula Leggett Chase's Birthday!
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2016

Today is the birthday of Paula Leggett Chase, a woman who exemplifies the possibilities for an all-singing and all-dancing Broadway actress to take to the screen. (more...)

BWW Blog: Backstage Birdie Ep 4: Farwell Episode from the Cast of Goodspeed's BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Guest Blogger: Eddie Olmo II and Lo - Sep 2, 2016

Actors Eddie Olmo II (Freddie) and Logan Scott Mitchell (Karl) take you backstage at The Goodspeed's fresh new production of Bye Bye Birdie. In this limited 4 week installment, find out what the cast does before, during, and after the show to stay warm, active, and entertained! Take a journey through Sweet Apple, Ohio 1961 and discover the backstage rituals and shenanigans that happen in a not-so-typical 8 show week. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Last evening, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon came to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

John Stamos Teams with Craig Zadan & Neil Meron on Drama Chronicling World of 1980's Soaps
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

John Stamos and THE WIZ LIVE! producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are in the early stages of development for a new cable drama series, chronicling the excessive world of daytime soap operas (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre opens a monumental new season with the triumphant Billy Elliot: The Musical through October 16. The Tony Award-winning musical features infectious music by the incomparable Sir Elton John including "Shine," "Solidarity,"  "Electricity," and many more!    (more...)

Artful Living Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Artful Living, the Community Theater organization that has delighted audiences for over 10 years with summer musicals including The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, and Shrek, is proud to announce the expansion of their 2016 season with a fall production of Ken Ludwig's hilarious farce Lend Me a Tenor. (more...)

Recently Restored Lyric Theatre in New Haven Presents Evening of Plays by Connecticutt Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Long-time professional acting duo, Allan Zeller and Kimberly Squires of Milford, will perform their two-person show: 'Zeller & Squires - Delightful Differences:  An Evening of One-Act Plays' at the historical and beautiful Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT. Opening weekend is Oct. 14 & 15 at 8pm,which will be followed by two weekends on November 4 & 5 and 11 & 12. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon Join CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway, and New York City Gay Men's Chorus have joined the list of special guests at Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at8:00 PM. Presented by Daniel Nardicio, this event marks the first time the Broadway legend will headline the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner will also welcome previously-announced guests Alan Cumming and Andy Karl, with others to be announced soon. Tickets are now on sale at www.ChitaInConcert.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winner Patti LuPone Returns to the OC with COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 12, 2016

The very second that Tony Award-winning Broadway Legend Patti LuPone sings---heck, even when she walks out before she belts a single note---you know you're in the presence of someone that deserves the mountains of accolades she has continuously enjoyed through a very long, illustrious career on the stage. That very storied career became the abundantly cheeky narrative jumping-off point for her latest one-woman concert entitled COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA... PLAYED THAT PART, which played to a packed house at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this past Friday, September 9. For her one-night-only return to the OC (part of the Center's 30th Anniversary offerings), Ms. LuPone was armed with a songbook of both showtunes she wishes she would have sung on Broadway and showtunes she herself made famous. (more...)

Body Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women has launched a chapter in Connecticut. (more...)

Allie Trimm, Brandon Espinoza and L'ogan J'ones Sign on for MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Allie Trimm (13 The Musical, Bye Bye Birdie), Brandon Espinoza (Tuck Everlasting, Gypsy) and L'ogan J'ones (The Spongebob Musical) as guests of honor at the fifth edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Announces 2017 Woman Of The Year Vanessa Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announces today that renowned singer, actress, author and fashion designer,  Vanessa Williams, will serve as Woman of the Year for the 33rd Annual Black & White Ball, with The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) as the Presenting Sponsor. As a Tony Award, Grammy Award and three-time Emmy Award nominated performer, Williams' dedication to the performing arts through her varied and esteemed career, as well as her unwavering philanthropy to numerous charitable causes, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter, as part of the 45-year-old ballet company's largest annual fundraiser and one of the city's most highly-anticipated social events.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Eddie Olmo II and Logan Scott Mitchell - Backstage Birdie Ep 3: Go Backstage with the Cast of Goodspeed's BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Guest Blogger: Eddie Olmo II and Lo - Aug 26, 2016

Actors Eddie Olmo II (Freddie) and Logan Scott Mitchell (Karl) take you backstage at The Goodspeed's fresh new production of Bye Bye Birdie. In this limited 4 week installment, find out what the cast does before, during, and after the show to stay warm, active, and entertained! Take a journey through Sweet Apple, Ohio 1961 and discover the backstage rituals and shenanigans that happen in a not-so-typical 8 show week. (more...)

Performance Now Presents BYE, BYE BIRDIE September 9 - 25 at the Lakewood Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Performance Now presents 'Bye Bye Birdie' September 9 - 25 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 - $35 and are available or online at www.performancenow.org or by calling 303-987-7845. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - 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 below! (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

VIDEOS: Dick Van Dyke Stretches His Vocal Chords with His a Cappella Group- Vantastix!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This was far from the first time that the a cappella group has stretched their vocal chords for crowds, and BroadwayWorld is looking back at some of their other fabulous performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of TRIBES at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 22, 2016

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented the regional premiere of Nina Raine's  award-winning play,Tribes last night on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night and after party. (more...)

Shawn Verrier, Jeanine Robinson, Adam Cantor and More Complete CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 16. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/19/2016 - AUBERGINE, MEN ON BOATS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 19, 2016

This weekend's big news: AUBERGINE begins previews tonight, and MEN ON BOATS plays its final show Off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

BWW Blog: Backstage Birdie Ep 2: Go Backstage with the Cast of Goodspeed's BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Guest Blogger: Eddie Olmo II and Lo - Aug 18, 2016

Actors Eddie Olmo II (Freddie) and Logan Scott Mitchell (Karl) take you backstage at The Goodspeed's fresh new production of Bye Bye Birdie. In this limited 4 week installment, find out what the cast does before, during, and after the show to stay warm, active, and entertained! Take a journey through Sweet Apple, Ohio 1961 and discover the backstage rituals and shenanigans that happen in a not-so-typical 8 show week. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL SHOOK UP Lightens Up A Rainy August
by Joni Lorraine - Aug 18, 2016

ALL SHOOK UP is just the right antidote for all the rain, politicking and back to school mayhem at the moment. Go see. It's fun. (more...)

Disney's 101 DALMATIONS Returns to the Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

A large part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's goal has been to bring entertainment for all ages to the Frederick stage.  The area's only year-round producing theatre has done just that with its popular Children's Theatre.  Opened in 1996, Way Off Broadway's Children's Theatre produces shows the entire family can enjoy.  In the beginning, it produced original musical stage adaptations of classic fairytales.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Weighs in on Zika in Puerto Rico
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2016

The incomparable Broadway legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Chita Rivera, has put her support behind the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and its effort to allay travelers' fears about the Zika virus in Puerto Rico and provide factual information to help travelers make informed travel decisions. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

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