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Baltimore, 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism, and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in town. He's a bad boy with a good cause Ė truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock 'n roll Ė and when he falls for a good girl who wants to be bad, her charm school world of bobby sox and barbershop quartets will never be the same. Wayward youth, juvenile delinquents, sexual repression, cool music, dirty lyrics, bizarre rejects...Finally, the 50's come to life! For real this time!


BWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms BirdlandBWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms Birdland
by David Clarke - May 8, 2015

James Snyder got this week off to a great start when he brought James Snyder: Prince Charming to Birdland as part of the venue's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series. Existing partly as a way to promote the upcoming production of Ever After at Paper Mill Playhouse, this intimate cabaret concert was really just a great excuse to get to hear one of Broadway's favorite leading men sing a collection of songs. (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

Ocean Carolina to Release 'Maudlin Days' 6/30Ocean Carolina to Release 'Maudlin Days' 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Ocean Carolina is what happens when a life-long musician stops questioning himself and lets the music unfold on its own. (more...)

Photo Flash: EVER AFTER's James Snyder Is 'PRINCE CHARMING' at BirdlandPhoto Flash: EVER AFTER's James Snyder Is 'PRINCE CHARMING' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present If/Then leading man James Snyder in his one-man show, 'James Snyder: Prince Charming' on the historic stage Sunday, May 3. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/30 Part 2- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE KING AND I, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/30 Part 2- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE KING AND I, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our May 30 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

The Top Ten Tony Moments of All Time... According to Randy RainbowThe Top Ten Tony Moments of All Time... According to Randy Rainbow
by Randy Rainbow - May 24, 2015

What's more exciting than the Tony Awards? Your wedding day, perhaps? The birth of your first child, you say? WRONG! The answer is, in fact, nothing. The Tonys are the most exciting thing ever to happen in life, and they are just weeks away! So, to celebrate Tonys season and to help get you pumped for the big day, I've comprised an official list of the Greatest Tony Awards Moments Ever, according to me (and therefore according to you, too.) (more...)

BWW Reviews: Donna Migliaccio Celebrates RANDOMOSITY at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: Donna Migliaccio Celebrates RANDOMOSITY at Signature Theatre
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 21, 2015

Donna Migliaccio closes Signature's 2014-15 cabaret season with a witty and captivating performance celebrating the random events that led her to select the evening's playlist. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony¬ģ¬†Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of¬†Hairspray¬†is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

New Line Theatre's Scott Miller to Helm STAGE GROK PodcastNew Line Theatre's Scott Miller to Helm STAGE GROK Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' announces an exciting new project from the company's artistic director Scott Miller -- STAGE GROK, 'the roaming theatre podcast, coming to you from the geographic center of the American theatre.' Stage Grok episodes are available in the iTunes store, and at www.StageGrok.com. (more...)

Tough Mudder Comes to Kentucky, 6/27Tough Mudder Comes to Kentucky, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

SPARTA, KY - Approximately 6,000 participants will descend upon Kentucky Speedway to participate in Tough Mudder, an obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork. The event will take place on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 and will offer a 10+ mile course featuring entirely new and updated obstacles. (more...)

Chester Gregory Speaks at Columbia College Chicago, Receives Honorary DoctorateChester Gregory Speaks at Columbia College Chicago, Receives Honorary Doctorate
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Broadway star and recording artist Chester Gregory recently returned to Chicago to receive the highest honor from his alma mater, Columbia College Chicago (BFA Musical Theatre, '95). For his phenomenal achievements in the fine, creative, and performing arts, Chester Gregory was presented with an honorary doctorate degree during the Spring 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 17, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre BeganBWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Muny announced today its complete cast for Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into The Woods, playing July 21-27. The production will be directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. (more...)

Hunter Foster and More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at Bucks County PlayhouseHunter Foster and More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Laugh until your sides hurt on Friday, June 19 at Bucks County Playhouse's late-night comedy benefit performance of Villain: DeBlanks. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel- 'I'm Running for President of Broadway!'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel- 'I'm Running for President of Broadway!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Best Play and Best Direction of a Play nominee for Hand to God. (more...)

BWW Interviews: What We Do: A Conversation with Peter Matthew SmithBWW Interviews: What We Do: A Conversation with Peter Matthew Smith
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 3, 2015

¬ďThis show is such a great ride for the cast and the audience!¬Ē the actor says enthusiastically. Peter Matthew Smith is referring to his latest gig as Jerry Lukowski in back-to-back runs of the musical, The Full Monty, which opens Maine State Music Theatre's fifty-seventh season on June 4, after closing at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster. It is Smith's first visit to Maine and his second essay of the part of the unemployed Buffalo steel worker who organizes a male strip tease act to raise money for his child support payments. (more...)

TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA to Kick Off NYMF This JulyTONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA to Kick Off NYMF This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera gets its NY premiere as it kicks-off the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) this July. Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has a concept, book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, and will be directed by David Alpert (If/ Then), with musical direction by Henry Aronson (Rock of Ages), and choreography by Marc Kimelman (A Bronx Tale). Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera will play at the PTC Performing Space (555 West 42nd St.) from July 9 - July 16, 2015. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies to Return in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Mary Bridget Davies to Return in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today full casting for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN.  Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.  A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.   (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyRyann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hunter Foster and More Star in VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at Bucks CountyPhoto Flash: Hunter Foster and More Star in VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at Bucks County
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DEBLANKS took words from the audience and transformed them into laughs (on stage and off), bringing tears to the eyes of cast and crowd alike during the hilarious benefit performance at Bucks County Playhouse on June 19, starring the cast of BCP's smash hit COMPANY, including Justin Guarini (Wicked and American Idol Season 1), John Bolton (A Christmas Story: the Musical), Jennifer Cody(Seussical, Disney's The Princess and the Frog), and Laura Jordan (Cry-Baby, Silence! the Musical), as well as Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde, 'Submissions Only') and Company Director Hunter Foster (Urinetown, Bridges of Madison County). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

World Patent Marketing Reviews Tips For Taking Kids To And From Places With A New Safety InventionWorld Patent Marketing Reviews Tips For Taking Kids To And From Places With A New Safety Invention
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

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MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season TonightMY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight, June 15, through June 21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season.  (more...)

Paper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for EVER AFTER World PremierePaper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for EVER AFTER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for the world premiere musical, Ever After for Father's Day Weekend including Friday, June 19 at 7:00pm, Saturday, June 20 at 7:00pm and Sunday, June 21 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. (more...)

Oasis San Francisco Announces June 2015 LineupOasis San Francisco Announces June 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Oasis (298 11th Street), San Francisco's hottest new nightclub and cabaret theater, kicks off the summer season with a diverse lineup of new and returning musical acts, comedy shows, dance parties, and drag performances. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Broadway's James Snyder & Wife Welcome Baby Girl!Broadway's James Snyder & Wife Welcome Baby Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Broadway's James Synder, just coming off of the world premiere of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse, and wife, have welcomed a new baby girl! (more...)

Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, to Narrate Janis Joplin DocumentaryChan Marshall, aka Cat Power, to Narrate Janis Joplin Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

It was revealed today that musician/singer/songwriter/actor Chan Marshall (also known as Cat Power)¬† will be the voice narrating the upcoming Janis Joplin documentary ¬ďJanis¬Ē from Academy Award-nominated director Amy Berg (¬ďDeliver Us From Evil,¬Ē ¬ďWest of Memphis¬Ē). The documentary will have its much anticipated World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it was just selected to screen out of competition. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse has extended by popular demand A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, which will now play through August 23, 2015. The Pasadena Star News said of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, "Fearsome energy…a musical treat" and Beacon Media said "Truly amazing…a DO-NOT-MISS play!" The production stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, alternates the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

So Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School ClassicsSo Fetch! BWW Readers Want Musical Versions of MEAN GIRLS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and More High School Classics
by Sally Henry - Jul 25, 2015

They might not be Orson Welles caliber; you probably won't study many of them in film classes, and they certainly wouldn't receive Oscars, but despite all that, high school-centric movies are still close to our hearts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN,¬†starring Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award¬ģ nominated Broadway run.¬† Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.¬† The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. ¬†Check out a first look below! (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley & Andrew Samonsky Will Lead National Tour of Jason Robert Brown's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYElizabeth Stanley & Andrew Samonsky Will Lead National Tour of Jason Robert Brown's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 23, 2015

Jason Robert Brown's much-loved, though short-lived musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, based upon the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, will soon take its sweeping love story on the road - today, the actors tapped to portray the piece's central love-torn couple have been revealed. (more...)

Meet the Stars of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour - Elizabeth Stanley & Andrew Samonsky!Meet the Stars of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour - Elizabeth Stanley & Andrew Samonsky!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 23, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, stage vets Elizabeth Stanley and Andrew Samonsky have been tapped to lead the national tour of Jason Robert Brown's much-loved, short-lived musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - in celebration of the big news, BWW brings you a look at the pair in performance below! (more...)

Original Broadway Cast of CRY-BABY to Reunite at 54 BelowOriginal Broadway Cast of CRY-BABY to Reunite at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The original Broadway cast of Cry-Baby will take the stage at 54 Below for a reunion concert later this fall, according to the venue's official website. The concert will be performed twice on Sept. 17, once at 9:30 p.m. and then at 11:00 p.m. (more...)

Music, Dance, Silent Films and More Slated for Schimmel Center's 2015-16 SeasonMusic, Dance, Silent Films and More Slated for Schimmel Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to announce the 2015 | 2016 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University, located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge.  Schimmel Center is a world-class performing arts and culture series with an emphasis on showcasing the globe's greatest talents in the areas of theatre, music, cabaret, dance, film and family entertainment.  (more...)

Tickets for IF/THEN, Starring Idina Menzel, Go on Sale Monday at the ParamountTickets for IF/THEN, Starring Idina Menzel, Go on Sale Monday at the Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The contemporary new musical IF/THEN, featuring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), Tony Award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and James Snyder (Cry-Baby, Rock of Ages) is coming to the Paramount Theatre from November 3 - 8. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/2015 - INFORMED CONSENT Off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE in Toronto and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/2015 - INFORMED CONSENT Off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE in Toronto and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: INFORMED CONSENT and A DELICATE SHIP start up off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE gets the musical treatment in Toronto and more! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015
by - Aug 18, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015. (more...)

Original Cast of CRY-BABY Records Album; Concert Set for 54 Below This FallOriginal Cast of CRY-BABY Records Album; Concert Set for 54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

On September 17th, most of the original cast of the Broadway musical Cry-Baby will reunite in concert at 54 Below. The 9:30pm & 11:30pm concerts will also serve to celebrate the upcoming cast recording of the show, featuring most of the original cast. (more...)


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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is now in its final performances at The Pasadena Playhouse and must close Sunday, August 23, 2015. The production was extended by popular demand, and became a summer smash, garnering milestone numbers at The Pasadena Playhouse box office. (more...)

Breaking News: Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & James Snyder Will Join Idina Menzel for IF/THEN Tour in Select Cities!Breaking News: Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & James Snyder Will Join Idina Menzel for IF/THEN Tour in Select Cities!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Tony Award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and James Snyder (Cry-Baby, Rock of Ages), the original Broadway stars of IF/THEN, will join Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee) in the National Tour. (more...)

Riverside Theatres to Present PEARL: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY Next MonthRiverside Theatres to Present PEARL: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

On Saturday 12 September, Riverside Theatres presents Pearl: The Janis Joplin Story, a musical presentation that celebrates the queen of rock 'n' roll and vintage funk, Janis Joplin. (more...)

BWW Interview:  James Snyder talks about EVER AFTER and BirdlandBWW Interview: James Snyder talks about EVER AFTER and Birdland
by Joseph F. Panarello - Apr 29, 2015

James Snyder discusses his long run in IF/THEN, his upcoming role in EVER AFTER and his concert at Birdland (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 27-May 3, Featuring Brian Gallagher, Megan Hilty, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 27-May 3, Featuring Brian Gallagher, Megan Hilty, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 26, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher 'All That's Ahead' Featuring Megan Hilty; ?Marilyn Maye: Her Way, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra; One for My Baby: The Harold Arlen Musical in Concert; The Songs of Eli Bolin, Featuring Jennifer Damiano, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, and More; and James Snyder: Prince Charming. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Denis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This WeekDenis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, "The Practice") and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, "Weeds") begins rehearsals Thursday. (more...)

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