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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Beast Mandy Gonzalez
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 31, 2016

On Monday, Theater People podcast welcome's HAMILTON'S Mandy Gonzalez. She made her Broadway debut in 2000 in AIDA as the Amnneris standby. She eventually took the role over full-time. She went on to originate roles in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES and LENNON before winning her breakout role as Nina in Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, a role she originated in the show's pre-Off Broadway days. She went on to take over the role of Elphaba in WICKED and can now be seen eight times a week in the hottest show on Broadway, HAMILTON. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 30, 2016
by - Oct 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Perpetual Students: A Historic Look at Chekov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 30, 2016

The Cherry Orchard is Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin-and a country on the brink of revolution. The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya and her family's return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure captures a people-and a world-in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. By turns tragic and funny, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 29, 2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/29/2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/29/2016. (more...)

Cheeky CALENDAR GIRLS Set for Rare Bay Area Run at City Lights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Why should The Full Monty have all the fun? In the warm, poignant comedy Calendar Girls, two friends rally a group of women to raise money for the local hospital after one of their husbands dies of leukemia. Their project? A tastefully nude calendar featuring the women doing ordinary chores! The calendar becomes a global sensation, but fame can strain friendships... (more...)

MSPAlliance Launches Monthly Payment Option for Audit and Examination Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

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Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Opera on Tap to Present World's First Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Opera on Tap has announced its most innovative project yet: an episodic horror opera created for Virtual Reality, entitled The Parksville Murders. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Glenda Jackson and More for KING LEAR at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

King Lear begins previews at The Old Vic tonight 25 October for an official opening 4 November 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Gillian Bevan On Playing The Title Role in CYMBELINE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 24, 2016

Gillian Bevan has done everything from Holby City and Teachers on TV to RSC productions and extensive musical theatre, including Into the Woods, Billy Elliot and Grand Hotel. She's currently starring in the RSC's Cymbeline - the first woman to play the title role for the company. The production comes to the Barbican next week. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy Performs Solo Recital
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, who sang major roles with the Metropolitan Opera for almost 25 years, returns to theChamber Music Society of Detroit series for a recital with pianist Kevin Murphy Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM.  The concert takes place at Oakland University's Varner Recital Hall, located on the Oakland University campus at 2200 N. Squirrel Road in Rochester.  The program includes songs and arias by Schumann, Debussy, Strauss, Puccini, Copland and Obradors.  Tickets are priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students, and may be purchased by phone at248-855-6070 or online at www.CMSDetroit.org. (more...)

Texas Association of Realtors announces candidate support for 2016 general election
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

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Ben Vereen & Charl Brown at 'AFTER HOURS' and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for October 24-30, featuring Kurt Elling, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Special Guests Ben Vereen and Charl Brown, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Stephen Sondheim in Night Two of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention (10/19)
by Ashley Steves - Oct 21, 2016

Hold your hats and hallelujah. After an electrifying opening night, the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention continued Wednesday night in a packed Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hosted by Jeff Harnar and Andrea Marcovicci, the cabaret community gathered to salute the music of Stephen Sondheim, the EGOT-winning composer/lyricist whose oeuvre has been simultaneously catapulting and tripping up artists for decades. Despite 30 performances on the evening, you'd be hard-pressed to find a weak spot in Wednesday night's lineup, hosting what is arguably the best rotation of the four nights, featuring cabaret giants, up-and-comers, expert arrangers (plus the talents of Jered Egan on bass and Dan Gross on drums), and Sondheim role originators. (more...)

Network Remedy Wins Prestigious MSPWorld Cup 2016 at International Managed Services and Cloud Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

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JACK and Lukumi Arts Present: Jadele McPherson: Rutas de Azucar
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

In the year of the thaw between Cuba and the U.S., singer/performer Jadele McPherson creates a musical and theatrical bridge connecting the Cuban-American experience of today with black liberation figures, conjurers and spiritual leaders from two hundred years ago. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR, Old Vic, 7 November 2016
by Jenny Gilbert - Nov 8, 2016

Gender-blind casting has arrived and we'd better get used to it. Correction: it seems we are getting used to it, viz the imminent revival of the Donmar's all-female Shakespeare trilogy. So the headline story of this Old Vic production is not that a woman is taking on the Everest north-face of a role formerly reserved for mature alpha males of the acting profession. The headline story of Glenda Jackson's Lear is that this Lear is magnificent, and its magnificence emanates directly from the text. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2016 Houston Cinema Arts Festival Opens 11/10 with Screening of HONKY TONK HEAVEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke will open the 8th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival on Thursday, November 10 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and will be followed by a live performance from popular Texas country artist Dale Watson. (more...)

It's a Jolly Holiday with MARY POPPINS at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Magic and family fun ring in the holiday season as Syracuse Stage presents the classic musical Mary Poppins, Nov. 26 to Jan. 8 at the Archbold Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex at 820 E. Genesee St. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

Line-Up Announced for ChillFest by Wicker Park Bucktown
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, sole service provider of Special Service Area (SSA) #33, is proud to announce the artists and venues for its fourth annual ChillFest acoustic musical festival. This free one-day-only event celebrates the creative and entrepreneurial roots of the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods by curating 60+ local musicians to perform in 20 neighborhood storefronts at the start of the holiday shopping season, Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26 from 2-6 p.m. (more...)

The Old Vic's KING LEAR Starring Glenda Jackson Opens in London - All the Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

King Lear opened at The Old Vic on 4 November 2016, and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews! A quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics, double Academy Award-winning legend Glenda Jackson returns to play King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, alongside an outstanding company including William Chubb, Morfydd Clark, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Celia Imrie, Simon Manyonda and Harry Melling. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/5-11/6/2016
by - Nov 6, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 6, 2016 - Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Pitbull's Third Fragrance Line Is His Most Personal, Inspired by His Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards Update -Alexis Sims, Xavier Orozco Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas 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...)

Cast Announced for 'TIL BETH DO US PART at the Hill Country Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Hill Country Community Theatre announces the cast for its next production - 'Til Beth Do Us Part,' a comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.  Directed by Mike Rademaekers, 'Til Beth Do Us Part' will play November 3 through November 20.  (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 14, 2016, to honor award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl with the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

Detroit Public Theatre to Present Regional Premiere Colman Domingo's DOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Detroit Public Theatre will bring the regional premiere of Colman Domingo's Dot to Detroit November 16 - December 11. (more...)

David Bowie's LAZARUS Leads November's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 3, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Bowie's Lazarus and Glenda Jackson's King Lear to Mark Rylance's return, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Twelfth Edition of PS122's Coil Features Dance, Theater, Virtual Reality and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. The festival explores the constant vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures and perspectives. Featuring work created locally, across the U.S., and around the world, Coil is known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance across interdisciplinary art, working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where, and when performance is experienced. (more...)

JACK and Lukumi Arts Present Jadele McPherson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

In this monumental week in Cuban and Cuban-American history, singer/performer Jadele McPherson creates a musical and theatrical bridge connecting the Cuban-American experience of today with black liberation figures, conjurers and spiritual leaders from two hundred years ago. Scenes of a young Cuban-American woman discovering her own rebellious ancestry are swallowed by music, dance and ritual featuring some of the great dance and music artists this city has to offer, many coming out of Cuban and Haitian traditions, including Osvaldo "Bembesito" Lora, Val Jeanty, Maxine Montilus, Yomaira Gonzalez, Caridad Paisan Garbey, Daniel Gil, Hansel Vaillant, Miguelo Valdes, Charles Hart and Diosvany Valladares. Themes of black resistance - both historical and contemporary - swell in this colorful and immersive spectacle.  (more...)

Jobsite Theater to Present AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and woman merely players" begins one of the most iconic monologues written in any language. Join Jobsite Theater, resident theater company of the Straz Center, in the forest of Arden this new year for a timeless tale of love, liberation, and transformation! William Shakespeare's As You Like It runs Jan. 13 - Feb. 5, 2017, in the Straz's Shimberg Playhouse. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
by - Nov 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, December 7, 2016! (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Starring Diane Lane, Enters Final Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

As previously announced, Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its revival of The Cherry Orchard on Sunday, December 4, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey. (more...)

KINGDOM COME Officially Logs On Tonight at Roundabout Underground
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner, the first new play of Roundabout Underground's newly expanded 2016-2017 season officially opens tonight, November 2, 2016 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Full Casting Announced For C.S Lewis THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS At Park Theatre This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Screwtape Letters, the provocative and wickedly witty theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view, will play the Christmas season at Park Theatre from 8 December 2016 - 7 January 2017, with a press night on 9 December. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Honored at 2016 HOLA Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation's longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, will honor performers Javier Muñoz (currently playing the title role of Alexander Hamilton in the runaway hit Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton), Modesto Lacen (of the hit telenovelas 'Celia' and 'La esclava blanca'); and ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst Sunny Hostin (also an official contributor/guest co-host of ABC's 'The View') at the 2016 HOLA Awards, the Seventeenth Annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Ruhl Honored with Steinberg Playwright Award
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 15, 2016

Just last night, Sarah Ruhl was honored with the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award  at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The evening featured performances of Ruhl's work by Blair Brown, Kathleen Chalfant, Maria Dizzia, Jessica Hecht, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Polly Noonan and Joseph J. Parks. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)

BWW Blog: Kellie Williams - Broadway Advocacy Coalition's THE INVITATION: Political Participation
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Nov 14, 2016

On Sunday November 6th, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition held the first in a series of monthly events called The Invitation. The theme was Political Participation. The Coalition has teamed up with professors, lawyers, and students at Columbia Law School in an effort to bring the arts and policies together. The Broadway Advocacy Coalition was formed after a social media post from Amber Iman became a movement. Her fellow Broadway actors Adrienne Warren, Britton Smith, Cameron J. Ross, Christian Dante White, and Jackie Bell came together with her to organize an event to bring to light the plight of Black people in America. After the success of that first event, Broadway for Black Lives Matter, they decided to expand their programming to include The Invitation. (more...)

BWW Feature: 2016 Houston Cinema Arts Festival Crosses Cinema With Dance, Literature, Fine Art, and More
by Katricia Lang - Nov 14, 2016

The film festival equivalent of the Labradoodle. Want to pet it? (more...)

BWW Interview - Harold Perrineau Talks Contemporary Relevancy of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 11, 2016

Talented actor Harold Perrineau speaks exclusively with BWW about the relevancy of this classic story in today's times. (more...)

New Work by Daniel Fish, Virtual Reality Show and More Set for PS122's COIL 2017 Festival; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dear Friends Celebrate Laura Benanti's Baby Shower at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This weekend, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steve Baruch and the partners at Feinstein's/54 Below generously threw Broadway favorite, Laura Benanti, a baby shower!  (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Soars at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 4, 2016

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The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER December 8-11, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance presents Peter and the Starcatcher Dec. 8 at 7:30, Dec. 9 & 10 at 8 PM, and Dec. 11 at 2 PM at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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