Brandon Victor Dixon, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus and Karen Olivo as Penelope. (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO Welcomes New 'Mama' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Tonight, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 24, 2015
by - Sep 24, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tony Nominee Joshua Henry Makes His Joe's Pub Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

With a love of R&B, a passion for Broadway, and a unique voice that embodies the two, Two-time Tony Award Nominee Joshua Henry will share an exciting mix of his own arrangements that combine pop hits, Broadway, and original tunes in his Joe's Pub debut (tonight, September 22 at 7:30PM). (more...)

Tony Nominee Joshua Henry Will Make Joe's Pub Debut on 9/22!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

With a love of R&B, a passion for Broadway, and a unique voice that embodies the two, Two-time Tony Award Nominee Joshua Henry will share an exciting mix of his own arrangements that combine pop hits, Broadway, and original tunes in his Joe's Pub debut (September 22 at 7:30PM). Whether it's mixing Sam Cooke with John Kander or John Legend with Gershwin, the evening is as diverse as the composers, but the songs all touch the soul. Fresh off of his Tony-Nominated role in Broadway's Violet, he showcases a voice that NY Magazine raves 'brings the house down.' (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome New 'Mama' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Monday, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

Breaking News: Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines Join Megan Hilty in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN; Second Performance Added!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

New York City Center adds second performance of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert starring Megan Hilty on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm. The previously announced performance on October 27 is part of City Center's annual Gala. Three years after starring in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Megan Hilty returns to City Center as Annie Oakley in this concert staging of Irving Berlin's classic 1946 musical. Hilty will be joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines. (more...)

Megan Hilty Stars in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Tonight in Concert at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

New York City Center presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: IN CONCERT starring Megan Hilty tonight, October 27, and tomorrow, October 28, at 7:30pm. Tonight's performance is part of City Center's annual Gala. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2015
by - Oct 23, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr. & More to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda in HAMILTON at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Public Theater announced a four-week extension for the world premiere musical HAMILTON, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow and directed by Thomas Kail, HAMILTON begins performances on Tuesday, January 20 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, February 22. The musical will now run an additional four weeks to Sunday, March 22, with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. (more...)

Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The new Broadway revival of On The Town, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens tonight, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the talented cast of Broadway's latest revival. Meet the company below! (more...)

THE JL EXPERIENCE to Premiere at Somethin' Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

Tap Soul Productions presents the New York City premiere of 'The JL Experience' at SOMETHIN' Jazz Club 212 east 52nd Street NY, NY 10022 Friday February 27th at 7pm (more...)

One Night Only, World Premiere of SHOW ME THE TAP! SHOW ME THE SOUL!, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Tap Soul Productions in collaboration with Acute Inflections presents the one night only, world premiere of the new tap dance musical "Show me the TAP! Show me the SOUL!" at the Helen Mills Theatre 139 w 26th Street NY, NY 10001 Sunday May 25th at 7PM. (more...)

SHOW ME THE TAP! SHOW ME THE SOUL! to Open on National Tap Dance Day, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Tap Soul Productions in collaboration with Acute Inflections presents the one night only, world premiere of the new tap dance musical "Show me the TAP! Show me the SOUL!" at the Helen Mills Theatre, 139 w 26th Street NY, NY 10001 Sunday May 25th at 7PM. (more...)

Final GLEE Q&A Featurette Of The Year With Lea Michele, Darren Criss & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2014

Among the many showstopping musical moments on this week's season finale of GLEE, DANCING WITH THE STARS winner and recent Off-Broadway Cotton Club Parade star Amber Riley scored high points with an original tune penned just for the ep titled 'Shakin' My Head' and a promo music video for the song is now available to view. (more...)

Promo Video For Amber Riley's 'Shakin' My Head' From GLEE Season Finale
by Pat Cerasaro - May 14, 2014

Among the many showstopping musical moments on this week's season finale of GLEE, DANCING WITH THE STARS winner and recent Off-Broadway Cotton Club Parade star Amber Riley scored high points with an original tune penned just for the ep titled 'Shakin' My Head' and a promo music video for the song is now available to view. (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

Tickets Now Available for UK Premiere of DREAMGIRLS, Nov. 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions announces today that tickets for the long awaited UK premiere of Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls go on sale this week. The brand new production begins preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November with Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

A Beautiful Journey... Meet the Full Cast of VIOLET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of VIOLET, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, begins previews tomorrow, March 28, 2014. VIOLET officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company and check out a sneak peek performance and interviews with the cast! (more...)

Sutton Foster Makes Solo Carnegie Hall Debut with the New York Pops Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Tonight, March 13, 2015, The New York Pops continues its 31st season with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in her solo debut at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle Wins Tony for Best Choreography
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography. Mr. Carlyle was the choreographer of Chaplin, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, Finian's Rainbow (2 Drama Desk noms) and A Tale of Two Cities, choreographer of Follies (Drama Desk nom.), The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and A Christmas Story The Musical (Drama Desk nom.) (more...)

BWW TV: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best Choreography
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Carlyle had to say below! (more...)

GLEE's Amber Riley to Star in All-New Christmas TV Movie Musical!
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, GLEE's Amber Riley has signed on to star in a new original movie musical MY ONE CHRISTMAS WISH for Up network. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Tony Winner Warren Carlyle
by Walter McBride - Jun 20, 2014

Earlier this month, AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle took home the 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography. In celebration of his win, you can check out photos of Carlyle in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

Breaking News: Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz & More to Lead HAIR at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Hair, the American Tribal Love-Rock musical, which won the Tony and Drama Desk Award for best revival of a musical in 2009, will star Kristen Bell as Sheila, Hunter Parrish as Claude, Amber Riley as Dionne, Jenna Ushkowitz as Jeanie and Beverly D'Angelo as Mom. Adam Shankman will direct and choreograph. Hair will be conducted by Lon Hoyt. Zach Woodlee will serve as associate director and associate choreographer. Additional casting is to be announced. (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 - 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

John Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps In
by Jessica Showers - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned John Ellison Conlee, Tony nominee for THE FULL MONTY, has had to depart Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY due to a scheduling conflict. Ryan Andes, who last starred on TV in PETER PAN LIVE! and in Broadway's BIG FISH, steps in. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Daniel J. Watts
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 30, 2014

In his seventh Bway show in his eight years in NY, Daniel wowed audiences with his 'After Midnight' tap dancing. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

Sutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY will run tonight, July 15, through July 18 at New York City Center. (more...)

Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 31, 2015

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Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

Sutton Foster to Make Solo Carnegie Hall Debut with the New York Pops in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

On March 13, 2015, The New York Pops continues its 31st season with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in her solo debut at Carnegie Hall. Among other musical standards, Foster will reprise her unforgettable performances of "Anything Goes" and "I Get a Kick Out of You" from her Tony Award-winning turn as Reno Sweeney in the Cole Porter classic. She will also offer her own take on "Down with Love," made famous by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. Foster will be joined by special guest artists Joshua Henry and Megan McGinnis, who will sing the showstopper "Let It Sing" from Violet, and the touching "Neverland" from Peter Pan. (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Broadway's Britton Smith Coming to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Britton Smith in A Musical Exploration of Love tonight, February 14, 2015 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Broadway's Britton Smith Coming to 54 Below, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Britton Smith in A Musical Exploration of Love on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Join Broadway Inspirational Voices in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY -- an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring four of Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices -- will debut at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). (more...)

Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY - an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices - has added special guest stars Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung and Jarrod Spector. The concert takes place at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). Michael McElroy and The Broadway Inspirational Voices will be joined by previously-announced performers Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry and Marcus Paul James. The music will be performed with the signature soul and innovative musical arrangements of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices. This event will help benefit the BIV Outreach Program. Tickets begin at $30, and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bbkingblues.com. (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Feature: Musical Histories of THE WIZ LIVE!'s Witches, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Mary J. Blige
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 1, 2015

In anticipation of this star-studded event, throughout the week, we are going to be looking at the impressive musical careers (and when possible, musical theatre careers) of THE WIZ LIVE! stars. Today, we are hopping on our brooms and checking out some of the best moments in the singing careers of Oz's newest witches, whether they are wicked or good. First, we will look at some clips from 'Crazy' talented Broadway baby Uzo Aduba, who will play Glinda. Then, we will look at the career of GLEE-ful dancing champ Amber Riley, who plays Addaperle, and finally we will close out our list with Evillene, played by the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige. (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

Tony Winner Warren Carlyle Will Direct Hugh Jackman in BROADWAY TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony winner Warren Carlyle, who worked with Jackman on Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, will direct and choreograph the special concert event. He writes on Twitter: 'So excited to direct and choreograph @therealhughjackman #liveinconcert #broadwaytooz #lucky' (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Sings Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

What, dare say, is “the ultimate musical theatre challenge”? Well, Sondheim, that is! Otherwise known as the greatest living musical theatre dramatist and the subject of this week's GLEE - FOLLIES to SWEENEY TODD and INTO THE WOODS. And, touching, timely and terrific tribute it was. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Tap Soul Productions to Present World Premiere of SHOW ME THE TAP! SHOW ME THE SOUL!, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Tap Soul Productions presents the Off-Broadway world premiere of the new unique tap dance musical "Show me the TAP! Show me the SOUL!" a one night only concert featuring the musical styling of vocal and upright bassist duo Acute Inflections at the Helen Mills Theatre (137 W 26th Street) Sunday, May 25th at 7PM. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

Christopher Jackson to Join Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Christopher Jackson (In the Heights, Memphis, Bronx Bombers) will join the cast of After Midnight from April 5-20. He will replace Everett Bradley, who will depart to be the band leader on the Meredith Vieira Show. Jackson starred in the Encores! version of the show in 2012, when it was titled Cotton Club Parade. (more...)

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