Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

Keala Settle & More to Join Daniel Reichard in FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND STRANGERS at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that on Sunday, May 8 at 6 PM, Daniel Reichard will return to the historic room with a spirited variety show entitled 'Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers.' This concert, which takes place on Mother's Day, will feature Reichard and an eclectic gathering of some of New York City's most talented performing artists. (more...)

Memorial Service for Voice Teacher James S. Javore to be Held in NYC This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Earlier this month, Boston Conservatory and New York City voice teacher James Javore passed away following a battle with prostate cancer. In celebration of his life, a group of alumni, past students, and colleagues will host an open memorial service this Saturday, May 7, at The Church of Latter Day Saints at 66th and Columbus at 2:00PM. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/25/2016 - PARAMOUR, Paper Mill Playhouse and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 25, 2016

Cirque Du Soleil's PARAMOUR opens tonight on Broadway, and the company of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out! (more...)

Legendary Barbara Cook Spends One Night Only at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

The Broadway stars concert is on the evening of the release of her memoir, 'Then And Now.' (more...)

New York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

New York City Opera General Director Michael Capasso today announced the 2016-17 season of City Opera, a full season of new productions, concerts, and presentations for the "people's opera." New York City Opera will offer five operas (including a double bill) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater; two chamber operas, including a Spanish baroque work at Harlem Stage as part of its O?pera en Espan?ol series, and New York City Opera Concerts at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera and concert. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters has announced the lineup of shows for the 2016 Summer Season. Ticket prices range from $12 - $70 ($10 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets for the summer season go on sale to 59E59 Members on June 2 at Noon, and to the general public on June 6 at Noon. Shows in the previously announced 5A Season are on sale now. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or by visiting www.59e59.org. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2016
by - May 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Headline Man of the District's 2016 Charity Event
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Man of the District is excited to announce the featured performer, judges and contestants that will appear at the May 16 event. (more...)

Fashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the World Premiere of SHOES & BAGGAGE, a one-woman musical about the "high of the buy." It is written and performed by Broadway veteran Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, The Women) with music by Drama Desk nominee Tom Kochan (Almost, Maine). Directed by Joe Barros , previews begin May 5 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, May 12. (more...)

Junk Ensemble's BIRD WITH BOY Heads Out on UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their UK touring debut with The Falling Song in 2014, Dublin's award-winning dance theatre company Junk Ensemble is back in the UK this summer with a tour of BIRD WITH BOY, their critically acclaimed site responsive work. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The producers of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical have announced the full cast for their upcoming Off-Broadway run this summer at 42West (514 West 42nd Street). Performances begin on June 6th with its official opening set for July 4th, 2016. (more...)

ALL THE BEST KILLERS ARE LIBRARIANS Set for Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Establishment will present the world premiere (sort of) of the action-packed comedy 'All The Best Killers Are Librarians'. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, an evening of imaginative, provocative and hilarious political satire from some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, will play at the Arts Theatre in London from 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Graham 2 Sets 2016 New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Graham 2's 2016 New York season opens on June 2 with a special benefit performance honoring renowned choreographer and Graham Company alumna Patricia Birch. The opening night program will feature a film by Nancy Stevens, Graham's Maple Leaf Rag, the Puritan Duet from American Document, the premiere of Cyclical Journey by Virginie Mécène, and a special restaged sequence from Grease by Birch. The season also includes Lament from Acts of Light, excerpts from Night Journey and Plain of Prayer, and a duet by guest choreographer Amanda Kreglow. (more...)

The Orchestra Now Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Orchestra Now (TON), the visionary master's degree program and pre-professional training orchestra founded in 2015 by Bard College and conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, will open its impressive second season, comprising five series, at Bard College on September 24. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Back for More- Throwback with the 2016 Tony Nominees Who Have Been Here Before!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 9, 2016

From Laura Benanti to Jeff Daniels, check out BroadwayWorld's complete breakdown of past nominees and winners that will be walking the red carpet this Sunday at the Beacon Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - The Tonys!
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Jun 9, 2016

After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories: (more...)

BWW Dance Review: GRAHAM 2 Opens NY Season Honoring Patricia Birch
by Caryn Cooper - Jun 7, 2016

Graham 2 opened its 2016 New York season on June 2, 2016 with a special benefit performance honoring the renowned choreographer and former Graham Company alumna, Patricia Birch. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Top 10! Celebrate Kristin Chenoweth's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Role With Her Greatest Performances
by Nora Dominick - Jun 25, 2016

In honor of Kristin Chenoweth snagging the amazing role of Velma Von Tussle, BroadwayWorld has decided to round up ten of our favorite Chenoweth moments! Check them out below! (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 - October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL Offers Free Tickets to Veterans for 4th of July Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The producers of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical are proud to celebrate our nation's heroes by offering FREE* tickets to the 4th of July shows, to veterans of the Military, Fire and Police departments, NPS Rangers and their families, and $20 tickets for all other performances to both active and retired personnel. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Abigail Shapiro and More in LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Liberty: A Monumental New Musical plays at 42West (514 West 42nd) and will celebrate its opening on July 4th, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Skivvies to Join Off-Broadway's 'SEX TIPS' for Limited Run in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, the hit comedy written by Matt Murphy, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, is about to get even sexier. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12-week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

'Celebrating David!' Gala Honors the Career of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

On Thursday, June 16, the San Francisco Opera honored Company General Director David Gockley with a gala evening and concert titled Celebrating David! Many of the leading artists from the world of opera gathered to honor one of the great careers in the modern history of the art form. Gockley, who in 2014 announced that he would retire from his position as General Director at the completion of the 2015­­-16 Season on July 31, has led a storied career of more than 40 years as an opera impresario. (more...)

M√°s de 200 aficionados a la m√ļsica cantar√°n El musical participatiu
by Felipe Velasco - Jun 17, 2016

Este concierto participativo ofrece a mas de 200 personas aficionadas a la musica la oportunidad de participar, junto con solistas y la emblematica orquesta, en un emotivo recorrido por la historia del teatro musical, desde sus origenes hasta hoy, a partir de fragmentos de algunos de los musicales mas emblematicos: Chicago, Hello Dolly!, Hairspray, Cats o los Miserables. (more...)

Will Wonders Never Cease? BroadwayHD Will Live Stream Roundabout's SHE LOVES ME Later This Month!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Online theater streaming service BroadwayHD will live stream 'She Loves Me,' marking the first time a Broadway show has been broadcast live. Roundabout Theatre Company's hit revival of 'She Loves Me,' starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, will be available to watch live on BroadwayHD.com on Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. EDT. The show will be produced in association with Ellen M. Krass. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Anthony Van Laast Teams Up With Kenneth More For New Musical BOORSKALE
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

The highly-anticipated professional productions at the Kenneth More Theatre begin this September with Paul Ritchie Tomkinson's musical hit BOORSKALE.  (more...)

Tribute to Sherman Brothers Set for Disney Hall, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

?Lawyers and judges, who are more commonly heard in the courtroom, will be on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall making music together in perfect harmony while raising funds for those who cannot afford legal services. Founder-Conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq. will lead the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and its chorus, Legal Voices, dubbed "LA's Only Legal Orchestra & Chorus," in their 7th Annual Concert Extraordinaire on Saturday evening, June 18 at Disney Hall (111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012). The Sherman Brothers' memorable Disney music and works by composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein will highlight the evening, with Legendary Songwriter Richard M. Sherman as a special guest. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule. (more...)

BWW Blog: Director Gary Condes on Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S)
by Guest Blogger: Gary Condes - Jul 8, 2016

When I was first approached to direct this play I wasn't sure I wanted to do it. Some Girl(s) has a main character who appears, on first and second reading, to be a prize cock who exhibits a host of unflattering male traits. On the page he was not a likeable man. Add to that the play's simplistic and seemingly undramatic form, basically four two-handers in a row taking place in one hotel room - I didn't respond warmly to it. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Trinity Prep Theater to Bring THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Trinity Preparatory School's theater department returns to the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August with their production of 'The Addams Family-A New Musical Comedy.' (more...)

LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL to Close Off-Broadway, Resume This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway show, Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, which opened on July 4, will end its current run on July 24 and plans to resume performances this fall. (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Allison Semmes Is Living Her Dream as MOTOWN's Diana Ross
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 10, 2016

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL has wowed audiences across the country, and after an exciting run on Broadway and a national tour, the magic of MOTOWN makes its way back to the Nederlander Theater for a limited 18 week engagement. BroadwayWorld sat down with the lovely Allison Semmes, who, after two and a half years in the MOTOWN family, continues to sparkle in the role of Diana Ross. (more...)

Felicia Finley, MJ Rodriguez & Nathan Lucrezio Join Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, The Last Word will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 W 42nd St) . The Last Word is written by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot Live Film Director) and will be directed by Michael Bello (Doctor Zhivago), choreography by Nick Kenkel (Gotta Dance, Legally Blonde) and Musical Supervisor is Conrad Helfrich (Dirty Dancing).  It will begin performances on July 22 and will run through July 29, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Proclaimed by the City of Los Angeles as "LA's Only Legal Orchestra," the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic was founded by attorney/conductor Gary S. Greene.  The orchestra held its first rehearsal on January 19, 2009 with 30 legal musicians_and performed its debut concert on January 30, 2009. Since then, the orchestra has grown to 75 members and performed more than 40 concerts, raising more than tens of thousands of dollars to benefit those who cannot afford legal services and for other charitable purposes. (more...)

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