Max Von Essen Among Stars Performing at the BREATHLESS ON BROADWAY Benefit at Sardi's Restaurant
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

On Monday, June 6th, 2016, many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 2nd annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC. For one night, some of Broadway's favorites, including Max Von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar), Giuseppe Bausillo (Cats, Aladdin, Newsies, Billy Elliot), Michael Lanning (Bonnie & Clyde, Civil War), Zachary Sayle (Newsies Nat'l Tour), and Liv Rand will help phaware global association raise awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), a disease that currently has no cure but can be managed with proper care and treatment. The benefit evening includes a Red Carpet, dinner and the show. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

Burning Coal to Host Fosse & Blankenbuehler Workshops
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents two dance workshops this summer, The Bob Fosse Style (June 13, 20, 27 from 7 to 8:30 pm) and The Andy Blankenbuehler Style Hip Hop Workshop (September 4, 5 and 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm) at Burning Coal Theatre Company, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh taught by professional actor/singer/dancer Beth Anderson. Each three day workshops cost $150. Enrollment is limited. To enroll call 919.834.4001. For more information, visit us online at www.burningcoal.org. (more...)

Whodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal Glasgow
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo, comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery.  (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...)

Photo Flash: Drew Hodges Celebrates Release of New Book ON BROADWAY: FROM RENT TO REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Among the guests were Charles Busch, David Rockwell, Stephen Oremus, Bright Star's A.J. Shively, and two of Broadway's newest Cats, Tyler Hanes and Georgina Pazcoquin. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/24/2016 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, INCOGNITO, and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 24, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Doyle are both getting portraits at Sardi's today! We are also celebrating the Creative Arts Tony Award nominees and the opening night of INCOGNITO at MTC. Keep an eye out for photos from all of today's festivities! (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

Lift Up Your Hands! Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Play Two Roles in the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Lena Hall will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance as Yitzhak in the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, in performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). She will join previously-announced Darren Criss on the tour. (more...)

Opening Night of Totem Pole Playhouse's SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS to Benefit CPAA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced that the opening night performance of the first play in the theatre's four-show subscription series, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, will serve as a fundraiser for the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance. CPAA is a charitable organization composed of individuals and animal rescue organizations and shelters working together to end the killing of Cats and dogs as the means of controlling animal population. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger. (more...)

VIDEO: Sibling Stars Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Duet WICKED's 'For Good'
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One's a jazz baby, the other's a Broadway baby, but when these sisters harmonize, it's a beautiful blend. (more...)

Julesworks Follies #45 Set for 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Julesworks Follies # 45 Lost Director's Cuts and Julesworks 5th Year Launch will be on Monday June 6th at 7pm at Le Jean Cocteau.  Theatre, Music, Comedy, Dance, Literature and much much more from Julesworks Santa Fe's Monthly (Mostly) Variety Show.  (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Present INTRODUCING VICTORIA COOK on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Introducing Victoria Cook, June 8th, 2016 at 9:30. This concert is being Produced and Directed by Mitchell Walker of AKA Studio Productions. Tickets are available at www.54Below.com (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2016
by - May 22, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 20, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Columbus, South Africa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of BLOOD ON THE SNOW in Boston, a reimagined Cats in Columbus, and I SEE YOU in South Africa, just to name a few. (more...)

CATS' Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler On Unfolding The Familiar To Find Something Deeper
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The IN THE HEIGHTS and HAMILTON choreography looks to honor Cats' past while creating something deeper. (more...)

BWW Review: Penelope Skinner's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, a Dystopian Dilemma
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

Skinner's futuristic drama combines issues of climate change, privilege, women having control of their bodies and putting up walls, (more...)

Broadway Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Live Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary theatrical sound designer Abe Jacob will be honored for his pioneering career achievements at the Live Design Awards on Monday, June 13 in New York. Another legendary icon, Chita Rivera, will present the award to Jacob, whom she has known since the original Broadway production of CHICAGO (1975). (more...)

Meryl Day Presents JORDY THE JAGUAR
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Meryl Day, a passionate writer and author, has completed her new book 'Jordy the Jaguar: A Bully's Tale': a potent and inspirational tale of a house cat that stands up to bullying and in the process makes a new friend. (more...)

IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Following their 2011 and 2013 sold out Australian tours, the brassy, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of Swing Jazz returns to our shores on a massive coast to coast run throughout September and into October. (more...)

LES MIZ Star Hayden Tee to Host AUSTRALIA SINGS! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, along with Your Theatrics International present AUSTRALIA SINGS! on July 10 at 7pm. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/10/2016 - 5/17/2016
by - May 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/10/2016 - 5/17/2016. (more...)

Isabelle Gecils Releases Autobiography, LEAVING SHANGRILA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

NEW YORK, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Morgan James's new release, Leaving Shangrila: The True Story of A Girl, Her Transformation and Her Eventual Escape by Isabelle Gecils, is the captivating memoir of a charmingly complex heroine. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/16/2016 - Astaire Awards, MTC Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 16, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Astaire Awards ceremony is tonight, and Broadway's best gather for Manhattan Theatre Club's spring gala! (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

BWW Blog: Lily Erb - Cabaret Night
by Guest Blogger: Lily Erb - May 16, 2016

Every year towards the end of spring, Bay Shore High School puts on an annual Cabaret Night. Cabaret is basically just a talent show, with each performer doing their own act with piano, drum, and bass accompaniment. There's one catch: you can only perform a song from a musical or movie. (more...)

BWW Review: Book-It's Beautifully Touching THE BROTHERS K, PART TWO is a Must See
by Jay Irwin - May 16, 2016

Dear Readers, if you read my review for Part One of "The Brothers K", still playing at Book-It Repertory Theatre then you'll know the difficulties I had watching it what with all the onion cutting going on in the theater. Well last night with the premiere of "The Brothers K, Part Two: The Left Stuff" the onions were there in force along with tons of dust, pollen and Cats. Must have been the case as the tears were flowing all night long. With just more of the same goodness from Part One, Part Two solidified just how good this story and this production is. (more...)

BWW's 'Some Like It Pop' Goes Deep on Tony Nominations, Superheroes, Kidnapped Cats
by Some Like It Pop - May 16, 2016

Hello Pop Culture Illuminati! On this episode of BroadwayWorld's Some Like It Pop Podcast we discuss the recent Tony nominations from the perspective of theatre lovers that live thousands of miles from Broadway, our unique approaches to theatre and TV, 'Captain America: Civil War', and 'Keanu.' And, as always, we wrap up the episode with 'Show and Tell.' (more...)

BWW Review: Bullying Survivor LISA JASON Sings Her Story 'Beautifully' at the Laurie Beechman
by Victoria Ordin - May 16, 2016

“I . . . am a survivor,” Lisa Jason announces solemnly near the beginning of her poignant new cabaret show, Bullied to Beautiful, which premiered in its present incarnation last Wednesday night (it originally debuted last October at the Metropolitan Room) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Uprooted at seven from Long Island to a small, homogenous, anything-but-friendly town on Cape Cod, Jason encountered relentless physical and verbal abuse at the hands of “blue-eyed, blonde-haired” kids “with alligators on their shirts.” (more...)

BWW Review: Columbus Children's Theatre Breathes a Fresh New Life Into CATS
by Christina Mancuso - May 14, 2016

When a small Ohio theatre company continues to produce stars such as Josh Radnor, Steven Boyer, AJ Shively, Jessica Grove and more, it's no coincidence that they are something truly special. Not surprisingly, then, Columbus Children's Theatre has once again raised the bar in their spring musical, Cats, with their innovative vision and talent, which is second to none. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of KATDASHIANS! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

National Lampoon / David Galpern / Bob and Tobly McSmith release the official cast photos of KATDASHIANS! THE MUSICAL!, the unauthorized parody of Kardashians as told through Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Cats. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

BWW Preview: NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY Benefits Historic Lighthouse
by Marina Kennedy - May 13, 2016

The best of Broadway comes to Long Island on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m., as Neil Berg's '100 Years of Broadway' shines at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport to benefit the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society. (more...)

Mykal Kilgore Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA at Industry Bar, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA is in it's 5th strong year of residency at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. It's the Cats of NYC nightlife, come see why! Brand new live vocal concert every Monday at 11, never a cover charge! This weeks cast features Marissa Rosen, Brie Cassil and Lisa Ramey. (more...)


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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

Nicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As previously reported, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of Cats, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production but changed her mind just before rehearsals got underway. Now, Scherzinger has responded to Lloyd Webber's 'furious' reaction, bearing no ill will toward the theatre legend. (more...)

Warehouse Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Warehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the next production in its 2016 Season, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner and directed by Kristofer Green. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'
by Caryn Robbins - May 13, 2016

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of Cats, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production (more...)

Maggie Hinton Launches Marketing Push for CROSSING CAINE'S ROAD
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Michael Greyson, once a legendary football player, was the head coach for the Arizona Marauders, a pro-football team. Michael's career was cut short when a plane crash puts Michael in a coma for six years and counting. His wife, Melanie, is now left to pick up the pieces. (more...)

Sisters! Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford to Star in Revised SIDE SHOW in London
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

The cult musical SIDE SHOW, receiving its London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse later this year, has found its leading twin sisters. The (more...)

Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have extensive international experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE Author Lisa McCourt Visits Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) had a special visitor on Wednesday, May 11th. Popular children's book author Lisa McCourt attended the 10am performance of her very first page-to-stage adaptation: STC's world premiere of I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE. This heart-warming new musical, on stage thru Sunday May 15th, was adapted for the stage by Jeannine Coulombe who also wrote the lyrics and features music by twin cities favorite Michael Gruber.  (more...)

Shoreditch Town Hall Sets 2016 Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

With Shoreditch Town Hall preparing for next month's UK premiere of Andrew Schneider's highly acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, the venue today announces an eclectic autumn season of high quality, cutting edge theatre, performance, music and comedy. (more...)

Marcus Center to Welcome The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Marcus Center Presents series, sponsored by Envoy Restaurant and Lounge, is excited to bring the two- mega groups, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, to the intimate Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for The Summit Concert.  This one night only performance is on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $75 and go on sale on Friday, May 20 at 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, online at Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org or by phone at 414-273-7206. Group are available for 10 or more by calling Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210. (more...)

54 SINGS FOREIGNER Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Foreigner on Monday, June 6th at 7pm. Children of the '80s rejoice and join Broadway's brightest stars as we celebrate Foreigner in an evening of screaming guitar riffs, skin-tight jeans, and unforgettable power ballads. (more...)

VIDEO: Hear Songs From Stephen Schwartz's New Musical SCHIKANEDER, Livestreamed From Vienna
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

An hour-long press conference livestreamed from Vienna introduces the new musical about 'a turbulent love affair.' (more...)

Watch Songs from Stephen Schwartz's SCHIKANEDER Musical in Vienna!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 11, 2016

Billed as 'a turbulent love affair,' composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz's new musical, SCHIKANEDER, is scheduled to have its world premiere on September 30th at the Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria. A press conference promoting the production, including a sample of its score sung by leading man Mark Seibert, was livestreamed yesterday, May 10th. If you were not able to catch it live, click here to watch it in it's entirety.  (more...)

BroadwayWorld Will Launch New Series- BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch; Catch the Premiere on Tuesday, May 17!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Don't forget to tune in next Tuesday, May 17, to check out the premiere episode! (more...)

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