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Oliver Richman Sings of Hope in His New Song BELIEVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

16-year-old actor and recording artist, Oliver Richman's (www.oliverrichman.com) new song and video “Believe” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIZ21briWaw) offers a profound expression of hope in response to these increasingly troubled times. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More
by Marianka Swain - Sep 28, 2016

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End - a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Current stars Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson, Oliver Savile and Mark Curry performed for an audience packed with past Elphabas and Glindas, as well as the original creative team, including composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (more...)

STAGE TUBE: University of Michigan Marching Band Gives Broadway Tribute in Halftime Show
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

The University of Michigan Marching Band halftime show featured a 'Broadway' performance with the musical theatre students on September 24th. (more...)

Back by Popular Demand- Fritz Coleman's DEFYING GRAVITY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

The forecast looks good for smiles and laughter with the breezy, dry delivery that Fritz has honed since his early days as staff comedian at the Comedy Store.   (more...)

Stars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Join Rebecca Spigelman Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Sara Jean Ford, who is currently playing Jellylorum in the Broadway production of Cats, and Kevin Kirkwood Smith, who is in Kinky Boots, will be joining rising musical theatre comedienne Rebecca Spigelman in Rebecca Spigelman: 16 GOING ON 70. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, tonight, October 6th, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: OSU Marching Band Performs Dazzling Broadway-Themed Half-Time Show!
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Ohio State University is 550 miles from the Great White Way, but at last weekend's halftime show, the Buckeyes' Marching Band celebrated Broadway with a half time show featuring a medley of show tunes! (more...)

Barnes & Noble Unveils Enhanced Event Lineup for Its Second Annual Mini Maker Faire, November 5-6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Sheryl Lee Ralph in WICKED; Begins Performances Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Beginning performances tomorrow, November 1, Tony Award nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph will assume the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of WICKED. (more...)

Stars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Will Join Rebecca Spigelman at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Sara Jean Ford, who is currently playing Jellylorum in the Broadway production of Cats, and Kevin Kirkwood Smith, who is in Kinky Boots, will be joining rising musical theatre comedienne Rebecca Spigelman in REBECCA SPIGELMAN: 16 GOING ON 70. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on October 6th, 2016. (more...)

Video Roundup: Getting to Know MISS SAIGON's Newest Stars: Rachelle Ann Go & Devin Ilaw!
by Nora Dominick - Oct 3, 2016

Last week, BroadwayWorld announced that Rachelle Ann Go and Devin Ilaw will be joining the highly anticipated revival of MISS SAIGON this spring.  (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Today, October 29, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS today, October 29, 2016! (more...)

Attention Witches of the West Coast- WICKED Will Hold Open Call in LA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Attention Wicked fans! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Telsey + Company will soon hold open calls for singers and dancers in Los Angeles. Check out the details below: (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents David Edgar's WRITTEN ON THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present David Edgar's Written on the Heart, a drama about the creation of the King James Bible. The play will run December 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17, 2016 at 7:30 pm and December 4, 11 and 18th at 2 pmat Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  (more...)

BWW Feature: Desert Theatreworks Presents SHOW WRECK, a Musical Revue, as a Fundraiser
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 27, 2016

Desert Theatreworks presented SHOW WRECK, a musical parody revue, as a fundraiser. Arnie Kleban, Adina Lawson, Lance Phillips-Martinez, Luke Rainey, and Karen Schmitt presented numbers originated by FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, all of which made fun of theatergoers' favorite New York street. Desert Theatreworks is beginning several new project that require funding to continue. (more...)

Kara Lindsay Returns to Broadway's WICKED Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 1, KARA LINDSAY will return to the role of Glinda in the Broadway production of WICKED. (more...)

16-Year-Old Oliver Richman Releases MAD WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Multitalented 16-year-old recording artist and actor, Oliver Richman (www.oliverrichman.com), releases a moving a cappella version of the Tears for Fears 1982 hit, "Mad World," which was also covered by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the 2001 "Donnie Darko" soundtrack. Richman's new release is now available on Amazon and iTunes. The new music video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygb_wNwPZHc. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Trades Up And Pays Off
by Herbert Paine - Oct 24, 2016

Southwest Shakespeare Company's second offering of its 23rd Season is THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and it is, to use the Bard's words, a palpable hit. Contemporizing Shakespeare's plays isn't an original concept, but its application in the current production works especially well and reflects a series of astute decisions by director Kent Burnham that enhance the work's accessibility, relevance, and poignancy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with the Stage Management Team of ANGELS IN AMERICA at Round House Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 17, 2016

Today's subjects are living their theatre lives overseeing the nightly operations for one of the most ambitious productions the area has ever seen. It's so big that it took two theatres to co-produce it. I'm speaking of Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center's production of Angels in America, Tony Kushner's two-part, nearly-seven-hour Tony Award-winning magnum opus. Millennium Approaches (Part 1) and Perestroika (Part 2) run in repertory through October 30th and are performed at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD. (more...)

BWW Review: RUN, 2 FACED DANCE, Dance Xchange, 14 October 2016
by Emma Cann - Oct 16, 2016

2 Faced Dance Company's Run is an evening of dance presented by three female choreographers, featuring three new works from the company's artistic director Tamsin Fitzgerald, Prague-based Lenka Vagnerova and the first BENCH commission recipient Rebecca Evans. All three pieces - danced by 2 Faced Dance's all-male company - explore human choice and our decision to take flight or fight the darker side of humanity. Themes of fear, paranoia and evil resonate throughout the evening, which feels particularly poignant given the current political instability.  (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, October 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, October 29, 2016! (more...)

'SHOWSTOPPERS!' Book Reminisces About Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

SHOWSTOPPERS! The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs (Chicago Review Press; November 1, 2016) by Gerald Nachman is all about Broadway musicals' most memorable numbers-why they were so effective, how they were created and why they still resonate-told through the memories of the performers, songwriters, directors and choreographers who first built these explosive numbers and lit the fuse. (more...)

Broadway's WICKED to Welcome New 'Madame Morrible' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 1, Tony Award nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph will assume the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of WICKED. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Stephen Schwartz Talks Possible PIPPIN Movie, New Musical SCHIKANEDER & Much More
by Kevin Pollack - Oct 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Kevin Pollack was lucky enough to get a one-on-one exclusive with Oscar and Grammy winner and 6-Time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz this past weekend on his stop through Chicago at The McAninch Arts Center at College. His tour stop was only one of a few for a show entitled 'An Evening with Stephen Schwartz and Friends.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Charlotte (more...)

West End & Broadway Star Kerry Ellis Joins ENCORE RADIO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The award-winning star of Wicked, Rent and Les Miserables will host her own 3-hour show every Saturday afternoon. (more...)

For Good! WICKED Will Become 9th Longest-Running Show in Broadway History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The international blockbuster Wicked will play its 5,462nd Broadway performance on Sunday, December 4th at 2pm, surpassing Beauty and the Beast to become the 9th longest-running production in Broadway history. (more...)

Red Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Red Crescendo Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak's timeless classic GODSPELL (2012 VERSION) performing December 10th - 18th, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm as well as Thursday December 15th @ 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets are $12; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit gorillatangotheatre.com. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

WICKED Tour to Welcome Three New Stars This Month in Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The WICKED tour will welcome Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award-winner Isabel Keating as Madame Morrible, Fred Applegate as The Wizard and Andy Mientus ('Smash') as Boq, beginning Tuesday, November 22nd at Wharton Center in East Lansing. (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Named 'Best Theatre Production for Schools' at 2016 School Travel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

WICKED, the acclaimed stage musical that tells the incredible 'untold' story of the Witches of Oz, has today been voted Best Theatre Production for Schools by teachers at the 2016 School Travel Awards. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Broadway's WICKED Welcomes New 'Madame Morrible' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Beginning performances tonight, November 1, Tony Award nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph will assume the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of WICKED. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sebastian Trevino - Revivals
by Guest Blogger: Sebastian Trevino - Jan 9, 2017

Revivals can be a tricky subject. People fall in love with the details that make up a show without realizing it. I mean, how can Elphaba's grandiose Defying Gravity first act ending ever be done differently? What about Phantom's epic chandelier drop, how can that be altered? Yes, we tend to cherish certain elements from a show and at times even consider them to be irreplaceable. I, like some of you, am one of those theatre fans. So yeah, I'll admit, I was a bit worried when I found out Mexico's Rent Revival was going to have a completely new take on this modern musical classic.  (more...)

WICKED Defies Gravity, Breaks Its Own North American Touring Record
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Broadway blockbuster WICKED continues to defy gravity at the box office, with the production's National Tour breaking its own record for the highest grossing week in U.S. touring history, with a final gross of $3,325,200 at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the nine performance week ending January 1, 2017. (more...)

LA SOIREE Returns to Perth for its Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Direct from London's West End, the award-winning smash hit sensation from FRINGE WORLD 2015 & 2016 is back with a brand new show, in a brand new Spiegeltent, in a brand new location, one week ahead of the official FRINGE WORLD Festival in a welcomed THIRD Perth season. (more...)

The Peking Acrobats Come to Morrison Center 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

For the last thirty one years, THE PEKING ACROBATS® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, Defying Gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. (more...)

BWW Blog: Brynn Bonne - The Top 10 Audition Song 'Dont's' for Teenage Actresses
by Guest Blogger: Brynn Bonne - Jan 23, 2017

I have been involved in theatre for a long time in many aspects. From being a performer, to doing tech to being an audition reader, I have heard, seen and participated in many auditions. Yes there are many overdone songs, and many posts about them too,  but there are many 'do nots' as well. Here are the top ten 'don'ts' for all you teenage actresses going on your next audition. (more...)

Disney, Valentines, Villains and More Set for February at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

This February, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrates the winter season's most anticipated evenings with special celebrations that will delight lovers (and their foes), thrill film aficionados, and provide an alternative for those looking to escape Super Bowl Sunday. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre Brings TICK, TICK...BOOM! to Lancaster
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick...Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

???????Old School Square is presenting nine amazing shows and concerts in February. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

WICKED Will Fly Back to the Windy City Next Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Chicago's most popular musical, will return to Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement Dec. 6, 2017- Jan. 21, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen Supports a Diego Youth Arts with a Benefit Concert
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 11, 2017

Ben Vereen returns to San Diego on January, Thursday 12th to perform his tour de force show with his three-piece ensemble and the Westview Young People's Orchestra consisting of members from our very own Poway community at the Poway Performing Arts Center! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 2017's First Must-Watch! Rachelle Ann Go's Epic Broadway Medley
by Stage Tube - Jan 1, 2017

We're barely into 2017 and already have our first must-watch video! Click below to play Rachelle Ann Go's Broadway Medley featuring - I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Movie in My Mind, Defying Gravity in one epic number. The star performed last night at Eastwood Mall Open Park in the Philippines.  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/31-1/1/2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, January 1, 2017. (more...)

OLIVER RICHMAN Covers Kenny Loggins' 'Celebrate Me Home'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Multi-talented 16-year-old actor/singer, Oliver Richman (www.oliverrichman.com), releases new holiday music with his latest recording, “Celebrate Me Home,” – the title track to Kenny Loggins' debut album in 1977. Richman's new release is now available for digital download on Amazon and iTunes. (more...)

Scoop: CBS DREAM TEAM- IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, December 24, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on CBS DREAM TEAM- IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, December 24, 2016! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get a Bird's-Eye View as 'Glinda' with Kara Lindsay at WICKED
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

The New York Times just unveiled its daily 360-degree video featuring a bird's-eye view of Broadway's Wicked from the perspective of current 'Glinda', Kara Lindsay. Check it out below! (more...)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Presents Shows for the Whole Family
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents shows for the whole family! Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of The Rooster. A delight for the entire family, the Year of the Rooster combines the elegance of traditional Asian art and the beauty of American modern dance with thrilling choreography, exotic music and dazzling acrobats. Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:00 PM & Sunday, January 29, 2017 2:00 PM at Victoria Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 16, 2016

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PETER & THE WOLF, PEKING ACROBATS, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD and More Set for 2017 Kids Series at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents shows for the whole family! Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Year of The Rooster. A delight for the entire family, the Year of the Rooster combines the elegance of traditional Asian art and the beauty of American modern dance with thrilling choreography, exotic music and dazzling acrobats. Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:00 PM & Sunday, January 29, 2017 2:00 PM at Victoria Theater. (more...)

PEKING ACROBATS Comes to New Jersey Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Peking Acrobats. For 31 years, the Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. (more...)

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