VIDEO: Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Talks New Drama Series POWER
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Actress Anika Noni Rose stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about her new drama series POWER and her role in the recently broadcast remake of ROOTS. (more...)

ANNIE to Play at Morris Performing Arts Center March 25th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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Alex Newell, Sasha Allen, Mykal Kilgore and More Join BAPTIZED BY BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Following two sold-out performances of their debut show last fall, Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Marisha Wallace (Something Rotten!) are back and bigger than ever. BAPTIZED BY BROADWAY: Live at BB King on Sunday, August 28th at 8pm. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Finds Its Full Cast for U.S. Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The producers of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, have announced the full cast for the upcoming national tour. As previously announced, Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin will be played by Garen Scribner and Sara Esty, who performed these leading roles on Broadway.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Let's Roll! Watch Highlights from JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed byJared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Hayes Theatre Announces Cast for Australian Premiere of SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to announce the cast of SIDE SHOW, due to play a strictly limited four-week season at Hayes Theatre Co from September 23. This will be the Australian premiere of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical that tells a stunning tale of sisterhood. With music from the composer of Dreamgirls, SIDE SHOW is based on the remarkable real-life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and their transition from 'circus freaks' to megastars. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/5/2016 - Norbert Leo Butz in Concert, WONDERETTES in Houston & More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 5, 2016

This weekend's big news: Norbert Leo Butz returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, KINKY BOOTS performs at 'Broadway in the Boros', and newest edition of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES premieres in Houston! (more...)

Official: 42ND STREET To Open At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In March 2017
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

42nd STREET, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is to play the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from Monday 20 March 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 7:00pm. Tickets go on-sale today, Friday 5th August. (more...)

Lily Frazer to Join DREAMGIRLS Revival at the Savoy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Daily Mail has reported that actress Lily Frazer will be joining the cast of Casey Nicholaw's upcoming premiere UK production of Harry Krieger and Tom Eyen's, Dreamgirls. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the theatre's Summer Thrills Series and Broadway musical event - A Night With Janis Joplin. The Tony-Award nominated musical runs August 19 - September 18 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713-220-5700. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from August 25th through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville. (more...)

VIDEO: Marisha Wallace Describes Her Experience Being Black On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Aug 4, 2016

As a member of the original Broadway cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN! she understudied Heidi Blickenstaff as Bea. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2016

Below, check out the cast of Jelly's Last Jam in the rehearsal room, plus watch Signature's talented, hardworking tech crew transform the MAX Theatre from a drag club on the French Riviera in La Cage aux Folles to the Jungle Inn, a 1920s jazz club, for Jelly's Last Jam! (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Will Return to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE; Heather Headley Set to Depart in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  HEATHER HEADLEY, who is currently performing the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, October 2. (more...)

Return of the Queen! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Jennifer Holliday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This will mark Holliday's first Broadway show since 2001, when she played Matron Mama Morton in CHICAGO. To celebrate the big news, take your afternoon coffee break with the Broadway legend and some of her most memorable performances! (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Point Park University's REP Professional Theatre to Present WIG OUT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The REP Professional Theatre Company will be opening the 2016-2017 season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out!. (more...)

Stacey Snider to Assume Leadership of Twentieth Century Fox Film This September
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA, FOX) announced today that it will complete its previously announced leadership succession at Twentieth Century Fox Film on September 1, 2016 when Stacey Snider assumes the role of Chairman and CEO. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Eleven Can Sing! STRANGER THINGS' Millie Bobby Brown Belts Out DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2016

It's no secret that some of the kids of Netflix's hit show Stranger Things have a background on stage (click here to read BroadwayWorld's interview with Gaten Matarazzo), but did you know that Eleven has a voice of her own. Below, check out the amazing Mille Bobby Brown as she belts out 'Listen' from Dreamgirls! (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Building Your Book of Audition Songs
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Aug 23, 2016

Even when an audition provides specific music to be prepared, you might be asked to 'bring your book.' Every performer requires a collection of songs that are ready to be sung at a moment's notice. In our industry, your 'book' is a physical binder that holds all of these songs, and is also the term for this repertoire of pieces that you have mastered and can perform with little or no preparation. (more...)

SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. (more...)

Ciara Renee Boards TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway; Show Changes Venues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that the upcoming revival of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! will be staged at the larger Acorn Theater at Theater Row in order to accommodate the overwhelming demand. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 21
by Audition Roundup - Aug 21, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 21, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Hudson Talks Beyonce and DREAMGIRLS 10th Anniversary in New Interview
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2016

In a brand new interview with E!, singing superstar, Jennifer Hudson, talks about her friendship with Beyonce and her feelings toward the 10th Anniversary of the film that cemented her status as an Oscar winner Dreamgirls. (more...)

Mind-Bending Love Story CONSTELLATIONS to Play Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the mind-bending love story, Constellations.  (more...)

Eric B. Anthony and More Set for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Today, co-founders Chris Maikish and Luke Klipp announced the cast for the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, performing at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Anton Stephans to star in GUYS SING DOLLS at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 19, 2016

X Factor star Anton Stephans comes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Guys Sing Dolls from August 22nd. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Shanice Williams, Alex Newell, Lilli Cooper and More Featured on POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Recording
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Masterworks Broadway announces the release of the World Premiere Recording of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical available September 16, 2016. (more...)

Valisia LeKae and Calysta Bevier Named 2016 Look Good Feel Better DreamGirls
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the American Cancer Society proudly announced today that two inspiring cancer survivors and nationally renowned singers will join voices at the 32nd Annual DreamBall on Wednesday, September 28 in New York City. (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Cast Announced Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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DTC Announces World Premiere Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world premiere musical, Bella: An American Tall Tale with book, lyrics and music by Kirsten Childs (FLY). Directed by Robert O'Hara, Bella: An American Tall Tale will begin with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Thursday, Sept. 22 and will run through Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

From Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling novel and Stephen Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film comes the Australasian premiere of this breathtaking Tony Award winning stage musical at Chapel off Chapel, Thursday 13 October until Sunday 6 November 2016. (more...)

Rhiannon Giddens to Headline ART SONG: REIMAGINED Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Stretching the boundaries of art song, Sparks & Wiry Cries presents a gala fundraiser showcasing GRAMMY Award-winning singer Rhiannon Giddens in an evening of German Lieder, African American art song and selections from Black Broadway. She will be joined by Steinway Artist Spencer Myer on the piano and guest artist and Broadway star Darius de Haas. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky Affair
by Benjamin Tomchik - Aug 12, 2016

Signature Theatre's Jelly's Last Jam is a stylish and swanky affair that radiates with soulful energy. (more...)

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents THE FABULOUS DARSHAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents as part of its New Works Reading Series, THE FABULOUS DARSHAN, written by Bob Stewart and directed by Jeffrey Polk.   THE FABULOUS DARSHAN will perform one night only, Tuesday August 16 at 7:30pm at The West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Just announced, Norm Lewis will star in the iconic dual roles of Cervantes/Don Quixote in the legendary Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Voices Carry Presents World Premiere of STRINGS ATTACHED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Voices Carry, Inc. will present the World Premiere of Strings Attached, a multidisciplinary project, involving contemporary dance, abstract puppetry, an original score, and performance art, for two weekends opening on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles in Downtown LA. The work, which has been in development for three years, is a window into the human capacity to love, with a focus on the universal feelings of grief, forgiveness, devotion, entrapment, and joy. Voices Carry, a nonprofit corporation guided by Artistic Director Madeline Leavitt, is dedicated to breaking down cultural barriers and embracing diversity through dance, theatre, and performance art.  (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN Returns to London Tonight at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

CHILDREN OF EDEN returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from tonight 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

Starry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse tonight, August 10 to September 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark G Meadows, Cleavant Derricks and More in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Andre De Shields' New Work CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Comes to Victory Gardens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present Confessions of a P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. Confessions of a P.I.M.P. runs August 26, 27 at 8pm and August 28 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win A Signed Copy of Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley's 'Unattached'
by BWW Contests - Aug 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win a signed CD of Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley: Unattached - recorded LIVE at 54 Below in New York City! (more...)

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