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Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars. It was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006.


BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway).  Below, check out a roundup of recaps from the press! (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Adds 6/21 Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFESTAGES St. Louis Adds 6/21 Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

STAGES St. Louis celebrates its 100th production with Smokey Joe's Cafe, from the legendary rock and roll songwriting team, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The show will run through June 28 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Due to an unprecedented advance in sales, STAGES has added a performance to the original schedule on Sunday, June 21st at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The REP, Point Park University Announces 2015-2016 SeasonThe REP, Point Park University Announces 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The 2015-2016 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include critically acclaimed and recent popular comedies and dramas by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

CIRCLE PLAYERS Reveals 2015-16 Season Opening with AMERICAN IDIOTCIRCLE PLAYERS Reveals 2015-16 Season Opening with AMERICAN IDIOT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 5, 2015

Circle Players will kick-off its 2015-2016 season with the regional premiere of the Bradley Moore-directed rock musical American Idiot, running in August at Tennessee State University's Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell and THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara!BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell and THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara!
by Broadway Quick Change - Jun 4, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwellon inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert as he helps out Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara at The King and I! (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to The Gramercy Theater Next Month'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to The Gramercy Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, returns to New York City for a special one-night-only performance at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 8 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/15- David Alan GrierSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/15- David Alan Grier
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2015

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier! Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess. (more...)

The Calamari Sisters Returning to Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/29-8/2The Calamari Sisters Returning to Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/29-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre on July 29-August 2 with The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding starring Delphine Calamari and Carmela Calamari. Delightfully zany hilarity ensues as this time the larger-than-life Italian sisters prepare for a wedding. (more...)

Tracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More to Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at TUTSTracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More to Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe, playing July 14 - 19 for TUTS' 48th consecutive year of offering FREE musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 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: OF GOOD STOCK opens off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' gets a new actress, OFF THE MAIN ROAD kicks off WTF today and more! (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This WeekTony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Sutton Foster won two Tony Awards for her leading roles in 'Anything Goes' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and starred in the ABC Family TV series 'Bunheads.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bryonha Marie Param, Destinee Rea and More in NSMT's DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Bryonha Marie Param, Destinee Rea and More in NSMT's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Celebrate 60 years of theatre history when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a glittering production of Dreamgirls, the dazzling Tony and Oscar award-winning musical. Dreamgirls will electrify audiences June 2 and will play thru Sunday, June 14.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Origin Theatrical Will Represent Tams-Witmark Music Library in AustralasiaOrigin Theatrical Will Represent Tams-Witmark Music Library in Australasia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

ORiGiN Theatrical is pleased to announce the representation of the  Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. catalogue of musicals in Australia and New Zealand effective from July 1, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Trista Dollison in SISTER ACT: Singing with Great Joy!BWW Interviews: Trista Dollison in SISTER ACT: Singing with Great Joy!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 29, 2015

Every night for the next three weeks Trista Dollison dons a nun's habit and lights up the stage of Brunswick's Maine State Music Theatre with her sassy, soulful, exuberant portrayal of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act - the cabaret singer who teaches the joy of music to a sleepy convent of Philadelphia nuns. It's a part she seems born to play and one which reflects her overall love of singing. 'It's a great role, hands down!' she enthuses in the last days of rehearsal before the June 25th opening. 'I had seen the show on Broadway twice and auditioned more than twice, so I am delighted to be here doing it now. It is one of those shows that rides on your back. She has such great songs and is in every scene. She is such a fierce and fabulous character! I love the fact that she starts off in a selfish world and evolves into being the hope for these sisters, and the sisters become the hope for her. The journey within the show is so beautiful: she realizes she is helping the nuns, and they realize they are helping her. She awakens something that is lost in the convent - a passion and joy.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/15- DREAMGIRLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/15- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2015

Today in 1987, the FIRST Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.' (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015
by - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 28, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 28, 2015
by - Jun 28, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2015

The show recently celebrated the musicals of 1991-2015 - check out a look backstage below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 24th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 24th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 24, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'On Your Feet!' and 'City Of Angels' rake in the reviews, while Bette plays the UC. Kristin and Idina plan concerts here, outdoor movies light up the summer, and the 'Beautiful' tour and 'Charlie Brown' are slated for Christmas. By summer's end: 'The Boy From Oz,' 'Glory Days' and 'Triassic Parq!' (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2015

The show recently celebrated the musicals of 1991-2015 - check out a look back below! (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators to Appear on TV One's UNSUNG, 7/1'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators to Appear on TV One's UNSUNG, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco," Sylvester, will be featured on TV One's award-winning series "Unsung."  (more...)

Colorado Theatre Guild Announces Henry Award Nominations; Theatre Aspen Receives SevenColorado Theatre Guild Announces Henry Award Nominations; Theatre Aspen Receives Seven
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Aspen, Colorado (October 20, 2014) Theatre Aspen announced today that the organization has received seven nominations for the Colorado Theatre Guild (CTG) Henry Awards, for their 2014 summer season of productions, which included The Full Monty (by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek), Little Women, the Musical (by Mindi Dickstein, Jason Howland and Allan Knee) and the new play, The Cottage, by Sandy Rustin. (more...)

Mason Street Warehouse to Present CABARET, 6/26-7/12Mason Street Warehouse to Present CABARET, 6/26-7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Saugatuck Center for the Arts' Mason Street Warehouse (400 Culver Street) kicks off its professional summer theatre season with the gritty glamour and glitz of Cabaret. This updated version of the popular Broadway production opens at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts on Friday, June 26 at 8:00p.m. and runs through Sunday, July 12. Tickets for the show can be reserved online at sc4a.org or by calling (269) 857-2399. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - HoustonSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Houston
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 2, 2015

Summer is coming and luckily for you, here in Houston there is no shortage of nice, air-conditioned theaters for you to choose from. With so many choices it can be a daunting task, so let the BWW Houston editors give you their picks for the upcoming summer season. (more...)

RHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next MonthRHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Marti Webb, Debbie Kurup, Cedric Neal and John Barr are to star in Rhythm of Life, a brand new song cycle celebrating many of the greatest hits by master of the catchy show tune, Tony Award-winning Cy Coleman.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/19/2015 - Father's Day Weekend!WAKE UP with BWW 6/19/2015 - Father's Day Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Benefits, readings, concerts, and more, all in time for Father's Day! (more...)

New Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMFNew Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Grep Cooper Productions, LLC LLC have announced that Virginia Woodruff (Violet, Leap of Faith, The Color Purple, All Shook Up, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Cheryl A. Freeman (The Who's Tommy , Disney's Hercules), Tyler Hardwick , Anthony Chatmon II , Miche Braden and Darilyn Castillo have joined the cast of ACAPPELLA. Rounding out the company are Katrina R. Dideriksen, Gavyn Pickens, Emily Goglia, Rachel Gavaletz, Janelle McDermoth, Darryl Williams, Alex Koceja and Garrett Turner. (more...)

Nathaniel Stampley & More Join Cast of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLSNathaniel Stampley & More Join Cast of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Dreamgirls, the Tony Award-winning musical which opens Saturday, September 26 and runs from September 22 - November 1, 2015 in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center's 2015-16 Season to Include BIG FISH, DREAMGIRLS & MoreRedhouse Arts Center's 2015-16 Season to Include BIG FISH, DREAMGIRLS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Redhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2015/16 MainStage season filled with eight unforgettable shows! (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, John Lloyd Young & More Set for HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI Gala, 7/26Constantine Maroulis, John Lloyd Young & More Set for HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI Gala, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation presents HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI - HOLLYWOOD GLAM, 21st Annual Gala - Northern California's Largest Annual, Star-studded Concert & Gala benefiting Meals on Wheels of San Francisco & San Francisco AIDS Foundation. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Todd Graff Talks 'Rivalries, Love Affairs & Sensational Musical Numbers' of CAMP 2; Plus How YOU Can Be in the Movie & Pick the Subtitle!BWW Interviews: Todd Graff Talks 'Rivalries, Love Affairs & Sensational Musical Numbers' of CAMP 2; Plus How YOU Can Be in the Movie & Pick the Subtitle!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 17, 2015

As BroadwayWorld revealed yesterday, director Todd Graff unexpectedly unveiled a website for a sequel to his 2003 cult indie movie musical CAMP. In the wake of Graff's announcement, BroadwayWorld asked the director to give us a few more insider scoops on the film. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Thoughtful Wishes For CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURESOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Thoughtful Wishes For CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURE
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2015

Last night, acclaimed director Todd Graff unexpectedly announced plans to film a follow-up to 2003 cult favorite theatre-themed movie musical CAMP titled CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURE set to feature fellow Tony Award-winning icons Patti LuPone and Donna Murphy, among others, inspiring Broadway babies to excitedly anticipate the many musical selections that could potentially be presented as part of the project. Of course, the original film famously featured a young Anna Kendrick memorably belting out the COMPANY 11 o'clocker 'The Ladies Who Lunch' in addiiton to an unforgettable recreation of the original Michael Bennett-staged mini masterpiece from PROMISES, PROMISES, 'Turkey Lurkey Time' - plus some standout original tunes by the likes of Michael Gore and Lynn Ahrens, too - not to mention Stephen Sondheim himself appearing onscreen in a cameo role. Now, Graff himself promises at least one showstopper to match the ones in the first film, relaying, 'We're going to introduce some fabulous new additions, like Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone and a bevy of other reigning Broadway divas performing a demented version of 'Steppin' To The Bad Side' from Dreamgirls to be staged by the one and only Jerry Mitchell.' So, now, let's speculate on some must-see moments we would relish seeing onscreen in the sequel. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Examines 'HEAD SHOTS' in New ExhibitionNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Examines 'HEAD SHOTS' in New Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Almost as long as there has been photography, performers have used portraits to represent themselves for casting and promotion. In the new exhibition Head Shots: Performer Portraits from Daguerreotype to Digital, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center in Lincoln Center showcases its vast collection of head shots to illustrate the photos' role in the casting and marketing process, as well as how these pictures evolved alongside modern technology. Head Shots is currently on display in The Library for the Performing Arts' Vincent Astor Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum through August 8, 2015.  (more...)

Katrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHTKatrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its second developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Midsummer Night by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn on June 27 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

CAMP Sequel in the Works with DREAMGIRLS Number Featuring Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone!CAMP Sequel in the Works with DREAMGIRLS Number Featuring Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Director Todd Graff just unveiled a website for a sequel to his 2003 indie movie musical CAMP, and BWW is geeking out! (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Holiday SeasonANNIE National Tour to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Brooklyn's newly restored Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY) has announced that the all-new U.S. tour of the beloved musical Annie will play a limited 16 performance only engagement at the venue this holiday season, December 15 - 27, 2015. Tickets are on sale now. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Make Provincetown Debut, 6/27-28Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Make Provincetown Debut, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

 Two Time Tony Nominee and star of Broadway's "Cinderella" Laura Osnes will make her Provincetown debut on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 PM as she launches the star-studded 2015 Broadway @ The Art House season, with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com  or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Cedric Neal Set for Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLSAFTER MIDNIGHT's Cedric Neal Set for Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced today that accomplished actor Cedric Neal will perform the role of James 'Thunder' Early in their upcoming production of Dreamgirls, the Tony Award-winning musical which opens Saturday, September 26 and runs from September 22 - November 1, 2015 in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse mainstage theater. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Dream Cast Ignites DREAMGIRLS at NSMTBWW REVIEW: Dream Cast Ignites DREAMGIRLS at NSMT
by Jan Nargi - Jun 14, 2015

Director Nick Kenkel has made lightning strike a second time at North Shore Music Theatre with his dazzling and definitive production of Dreamgirls. Blessed with a dream design team and a tremendously talented cast of triple threats, Kenkel has dug beneath the glitz and the glamour of the American music industry to explore the hopes, joys, disappointments and sorrows that accompany stars on the way up and back down. (more...)

Frenchie Davis Joins Broadway Sings for Pride's ROAR Concert LineupFrenchie Davis Joins Broadway Sings for Pride's ROAR Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Broadway favorite Frenchie Davis (American Idol, The Voice, Broadway's RENT) will make her Broadway Sings for Pride debut in 'ROAR' which will celebrate NYC Gay Pride. Frenchie known for her powerful voice will be apart of group numbers and a solo piece during the event. Frenchie appeared on American Idol's second season where she showcased her soulful voice. She made her Broadway debut in RENT as the 'Seasons of Love' soloist in the Tony-award winning show RENT. She was also seen in the starring role of Effie in a West Coast-touring production of Dreamgirls, which appeared in Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle. Davis also made it to the top 8 of The Voice as a member of Christina Aguilera's team. (more...)

Kenny Williams & More to Join Jennifer Holliday in ZACH Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES; Full Cast Announced!Kenny Williams & More to Join Jennifer Holliday in ZACH Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

ZACH Theatre announces the full cast of Sophisticated Ladies the Duke Ellington musical review starring Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday. ZACH Theatre Associate Artistic Director ABE REYBOLD will direct the musical in the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage July 15, 2015 - August 23, 2015. A full onstage orchestra backs superb jazz vocalists, extraordinary tap dancers, dazzling deco costumes, and unforgettable torch singers who bring classics like 'Mood Indigo,' Take the A Train,' 'It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' to vivid life in this grand Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. (more...)

Trustus Theatre to Present DREAMGIRLS, 6/26-8/1Trustus Theatre to Present DREAMGIRLS, 6/26-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Trustus Theatre is bringing the hit musical Dreamgirls to the Thigpen Main Stage this summer. Winner of over a dozen prestigious awards, this show tells the dramatic story of a singing group that makes it big while changing the face and sound of popular music in the 1960s.  Dreamgirls opens on the Thigpen Main Stage on Friday, June 26th at 8:00pm. The show runs through August 1st, 2015. A talk-back will follow the performance on July 26th. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org. (more...)

Best Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony AwardBest Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony Award
by Nora Dominick - Jun 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld has decided to round up the best loser's for Best Musical and you will be surprised with some of the losers. Click through the videos below and watch some of Broadway's most iconic musicals that didn't take home the Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre Co's CROWNS, Beginning TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre Co's CROWNS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The Human Race completes its 28th season of producing professional theatre for the Miami Valley with actress/playwright Regina Taylor's hit Crowns. The Human Race Theatre Company's production runs tonight, June 11, through June 28, 2015 at The Loft Theatre. It is co-directed by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Artistic Director Debbie Blunden-Diggs, who also serves as choreographer, and Human Race Theatre Founding Resident Artist Scott Stoney. Resident Artist Scot Woolley is the musical director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

59E59 Theaters will the 2015/2016 5A Season with the New York premiere of THREESOME, written by Yussef El Guindi, and directed by Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking 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...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea DeLaria Makes Art House Debut This MonthORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea DeLaria Makes Art House Debut This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria will make her anticipated debut with the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, MA, produced by Mark Cortale, for two shows only on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, with series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky at the piano. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening TonightJake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

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