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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.

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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.



by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

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Finalists Announced for Fifth Annual Triangle Rising Star AwardsFinalists Announced for Fifth Annual Triangle Rising Star Awards
by Jeffrey Karasarides - May 8, 2015

Durham, N.C. - Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company, Durham Arts Council and ABC 11, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, is thrilled to present the culmination of this year's Triangle Rising Star program announced from a record number of applicants. The Triangle Rising Star Live Showcase and Awards show will take place at DPAC on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. starring student finalists from high school musical productions in the Triangle region and beyond. Triangle Rising Star is a non-profit education initiative created in 2011 to celebrate high school theater students who participate and excel with wide -ranging talents in their musical productions. Triangle Rising Star is a regional qualifying program for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). (more...)

NSMT to Open 60th Anniversary Season with DREAMGIRLS, 6/2-14NSMT to Open 60th Anniversary Season with DREAMGIRLS, 6/2-14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 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 beginning on Tuesday, June 2 and will play thru Sunday, June 14. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 pm (more...)

Triangle Rising Stars Finalists Announced!Triangle Rising Stars Finalists Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company, Durham Arts Council and ABC 11, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, is thrilled to present the culmination of this year's Triangle Rising Star program announced from a record number of applicants. The Triangle Rising Star Live Showcase and Awards show will take place at DPAC on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. starring student finalists from high school musical productions in the Triangle region and beyond. Triangle Rising Star is a non-profit education initiative created in 2011 to celebrate high school theater students who participate and excel with wide -ranging talents in their musical productions. Triangle Rising Star is a regional qualifying program for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). (more...)

WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony TheatreWORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (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...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACTRashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

ZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated LadiesZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated Ladies
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

With much excitement, ZACH Theatre announces that Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Grammy and Tony award-winning JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will star in this summer's Duke Ellington musical revue Sophisticated Ladies. For its premiere production in Austin, the show will play on the Topfer Stage from July 15 - August 23, 2015 under the direction of ABE REYBOLD. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLEORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

DANIELLE BROOKS, who plays 'Taystee' on the hit TV show, Orange Is the New Black, will make her Broadway debut as 'Sofia' in the upcoming Broadway musical revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Brooks joins the previously announced JENNIFER HUDSON and CYNTHIA ERIVO in the critically acclaimed staging from London's Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

The Human Race to Present CROWNS, 6/11-28The Human Race to Present CROWNS, 6/11-28
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The Human Race completes its 28th season of producing professional theatre for the Miami Valley with actress/playwright Regina Taylor's hit Crowns. Based on Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry's book by same name, the play begins as troubled Brooklyn teenager Yolanda is sent to live with her church-going grandmother down South after the death of her brother. There she finds healing in the personal stories of the ladies of the congregation and the hats that adorn their heads. Through time and space, their intimate histories create a soulful, joyous triumph of song, dance, culture and glorious 'hattitude' in this powerhouse gospel musical like no other. The Human Race Theatre Company's production runs June 11 - 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. (more...)

Cortland Rep Welcomes New HiresCortland Rep Welcomes New Hires
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Repertory Theatre is announcing the hiring of two new permanent staff members to coincide with the expansion from summer to year-round operations. With the new facility "CRT Downtown" nearing completion and almost ready for the first fall season, the theatre has signed on two long-time summer employees to join the company full time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Opening Night of Signature Theatre's CABARET!Photo Flash: Go Inside Opening Night of Signature Theatre's CABARET!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Signature Theatre's CABARET, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls), plays through June 28. The John Kander and Fred Ebb classic is the final production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. The production will star Taylor (NBC's Smash, Broadway's Rock of Ages) as The Emcee and Weed (Off-Broadway's Heathers: The Musical, Found) as Sally Bowles. Go inside last night's opening night below! (more...)

East West Players Announces Extension for THE WHO'S TOMMY, Feat. Cliffton and Deedee HallEast West Players Announces Extension for THE WHO'S TOMMY, Feat. Cliffton and Deedee Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, celebrating its 50th Anniversary season, is pleased to announce the extension of "The Who's TOMMY" which opened on May 13. Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. (more...)

Natasha Leggero & Bobby Slayton to Offer Comedy Sets, 5/28Natasha Leggero & Bobby Slayton to Offer Comedy Sets, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web.  Leggero created, wrote, produced and will star in the upcoming Comedy Central sitcom, Another Period. The series will premiere on June 23, running for 10 weeks and is produced by Ben Stiller's Red Hour. Stemming from her breakout appearance on the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Natasha was recently lauded as the stand out roaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which aired on March 30, 2015. The actress has also recently appeared in an episode for NBC's Marry Me and the hit show Modern Family in the episode “Fight or Flight.” (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 20th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 20th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 20, 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. Local Tony and Jeff Award events, 'Shining Lives' shines, major productions of 'City Of Angels' and 'The Secret Garden,' original shows at Lifeline and Theo Ubique, two suburban theaters program 'Spamalot,' House updates 'The Bacchae' and New York gets its talent from where? (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Jamie Foxx Channel Jennifer Hudson, LION KING & More on 'Tonight'VIDEO: Watch Jamie Foxx Channel Jennifer Hudson, LION KING & More on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy challenged guest Jamie Foxx to a game of random musical impressions, such as Mick Jagger singing the Lion King's Hakuna Matata and 'Dreamgirls' Jennifer Hudson singing 'On Top of Spaghetti'. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Biggest & Bloodiest Tony Awards Best Musical BattlesSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Biggest & Bloodiest Tony Awards Best Musical Battles
by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 2015

Bloodshed is par for the course during Tony Awards season, especially as it reaches its peak in the last handful of weeks leading up the big annual ceremony feting theatre's best, so today we take a look back at some of the absolute most brutal and tight Tony Award races for Best Musical in history. Although comparing a group of musicals - alike as dissimilar as they may be - may be an unfair proposition in practice, there is only one way a winner is decided when the Tony Awards rolls around and it unfortunately always finds fan favorites, critical darlings and a few commercial hits vying for top honors. There can only be one Best Musical - well, except for 1960 when there were actually two mainstage entertainments given the prize; THE SOUND OF MUSIC and FIORELLO, with no less than GYPSY ending up an also-ran. Who will claim the trophy on June 7? Tune in then to see! (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced 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, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (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...)

The Colony, Palm Beach to Kick Off Off Intimate Saturday Evenings in the Royal Room with T. Oliver Reid This MonthThe Colony, Palm Beach to Kick Off Off Intimate Saturday Evenings in the Royal Room with T. Oliver Reid This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The summer menu in the Royal Room will include USDA “Prime” beef aged in-house and several fresh and delicious seafood selections. Best of all, many of the savory choices will be prepared with herbs and vegetables grown in The Colony's all-natural on-site garden. (more...)

Photo Flash: Wilkommen to the Kit Kat Klub! First Look at Wesley Taylor & Barrett Wilbert Weed in Signature's CABARETPhoto Flash: Wilkommen to the Kit Kat Klub! First Look at Wesley Taylor & Barrett Wilbert Weed in Signature's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Signature Theatre's CABARET, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls), begins tonight, May 12 in the MAX Theatre, where it will play through June 28. The John Kander and Fred Ebb classic is the final production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. The production will star Taylor (NBC's Smash, Broadway's Rock of Ages) as The Emcee and Weed (Off-Broadway's Heathers: The Musical, Found) as Sally Bowles. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Twitter Watch: Laura Bell Bundy- 'Music is Finally A-Coming, Y'all!'Twitter Watch: Laura Bell Bundy- 'Music is Finally A-Coming, Y'all!'
by BWW Staff - May 15, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Laura Bell Bundy wrote 'Music is finally a-coming, y'all! Pre-order 5/26, Available 6/9. #anotherpieceofme http://goo.gl/ziwnHq (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/2015 - Drama League Awards, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/2015 - Drama League Awards, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 15, 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: The Drama League Awards luncheon is today, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM begins in London, and WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER opens off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Bryan Gula and Solea Pfeiffer to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASE; Cast Announced!Bryan Gula and Solea Pfeiffer to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The American musical sensation, Grease, will send audiences cruisin' through the days of pajama parties, sock hops, and drive-ins with an exuberant cast of Seattle's freshest faces and favorite performers at The 5th Avenue Theatre this summer. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the transformative power of Shakespeare with GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Choreographer Fatima Robinson to Help NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Ease On Down the Road!Choreographer Fatima Robinson to Help NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Ease On Down the Road!
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

NBC has announced that Fatima Robinson ('The Voice,' 'Dreamgirls' film, 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors') will serve as choreographer for the highly anticipated THE WIZ LIVE. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Oz-Tastic Casting Suggestions For THE WIZ LIVE!SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Oz-Tastic Casting Suggestions For THE WIZ LIVE!
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2015

In honor of this week's big casting coup coming in the form of original Dorothy Stephanie Mills joining the cast of NBC's live musical presentation of THE WIZ later this year, titled THE WIZ LIVE!, today we are posing some possible casting suggestions that line up with the thoughtful and affectionate choice of Mills as Auntie Em by taking a look at some of the other original leads and stars associated with the property who could be perfect fits for the live telecast as well as some familiar faces who would be ideally cast in the Oz-centric musical spectacular. Tony Award-winning Broadway divas to Hollywood superstars and beyond, this list has more potential than munchkins in Oz! (more...)

Cast and Creatives Set for AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Mad Cow Theatre This JuneCast and Creatives Set for AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Mad Cow Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of Ain't Misbehavin' by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr. featuring the music of Fats Waller. Ain't Misbehavin' is set to open June 5, 2015 in The Harriett Theatre as part of Season 18. (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...)

YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE Partners with Massey Hall; Sets Summer 2015 ProgrammingYONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE Partners with Massey Hall; Sets Summer 2015 Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and Toronto's favourite patio, YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS), is embracing all things summer!  Partnering with neighbour Massey Hall for all YDS summer programming, the curated season boasts an eclectic and international line-up of musical acts and films to run from May 18 - October 12, 2015. (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Milton Craig Nealy, Frenchie Davis and More to Lead INVISIBLE LIFE Musical at the ApolloBrenda Braxton, Milton Craig Nealy, Frenchie Davis and More to Lead INVISIBLE LIFE Musical at the Apollo
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Equity presentation of the first theatrical staging of a new musical INVISIBLE LIFE THE MUSICAL, based on E. Lynn Harris' best-selling novel, Invisible Life. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Signature's CABARET with Wesley Taylor & Barrett Wilbert Weed!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Signature's CABARET with Wesley Taylor & Barrett Wilbert Weed!
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2015

Signature Theatre's CABARET, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls), begins tonight, May 12 in the MAX Theatre, where it will play through June 28. The John Kander and Fred Ebb classic is the final production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. The production will star Taylor (NBC's Smash, Broadway's Rock of Ages) as The Emcee and Weed (Off-Broadway's Heathers: The Musical, Found) as Sally Bowles. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

Signature's CABARET, Starring Wesley Taylor and Barrett Wilbert Weed, Begins Tonight in D.C.Signature's CABARET, Starring Wesley Taylor and Barrett Wilbert Weed, Begins Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Signature Theatre presents Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls). Running in the MAX Theatre today, May 12, through June 28, the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic is the final production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and MoreBROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The lineup for tonight, May 11, 2015 at 8 pm, highlighting THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1966-1990, features: PATRICK PAGE (Spider-Man/The Hunchback of Notre Dame), JENNY POWERS (Little Women/Follies/Grease), NOAH RACEY (Thoroughly Modern Millie/Curtains), BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY (The Threepenny Opera), MARY TESTA (Two Time Tony Nominee On the Town/42nd Street) and more! (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 ConcertBrenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

?Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Kate Rockwell, and Lauren Molina will premiere BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS, a new concert celebrating the greatest diva moments in Broadway history on June 6th at 8 p.m. in the Fradd Theater on Fire Island Pines.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Menier's THE COLOR PURPLE, Heading to Broadway This Fall!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Menier's THE COLOR PURPLE, Heading to Broadway This Fall!
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) has dazzled the world with her matchless talent. This fall, she makes her long-awaited Broadway debut in the joyous and triumphant musical The Color Purple. This unforgettable and intensely moving new production mesmerized audiences when it premiered in London. Click below to prep for the show's debut on the Great White Way with scenes from the Meiner Chocolate Factory production! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Wesley Taylor, Barrett Wilbert Weed & Cast of Signature's CABARET Deliver a Very Special May MessageSTAGE TUBE: Wesley Taylor, Barrett Wilbert Weed & Cast of Signature's CABARET Deliver a Very Special May Message
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2015

The cast of Signature Theatre's CABARET, including Wesley Taylor and Barret Wilbert Weed, came together to deliver a very special May message - check it out below! (more...)

Bobby Slayton Heading to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 5/28-30Bobby Slayton Heading to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 5/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

A true 'comic's comic,' Bobby Slayton, often referred to as 'The Pitbull of Comedy,' has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 20 years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today. Acclaimed as 'Armed and Dangerous' by the NY Daily News and voted the 'Funniest Male Stand-up Comic of the Year' by the American Comedy Awards, his show is worth a special trip. (more...)

Lillias White & Billy Stritch to Close Bay Area Cabaret Season at the Venetian Room, 5/31Lillias White & Billy Stritch to Close Bay Area Cabaret Season at the Venetian Room, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, will conclude its season by welcoming Tony winner Lillias White with music director/performer Billy Stritch. (more...)

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Performs Tonight at Carnegie HallTony Winner Audra McDonald Performs Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Audra McDonald performs tonight, April 29, 2015 in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. She will be joined by music director and pianist Andy Einhorn, bassist Mark Vanderpoel, and drummer Gene Lewin. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MEMPHIS Star Zuri Washington on Race, Inequality and BroadwayBWW Interviews: MEMPHIS Star Zuri Washington on Race, Inequality and Broadway
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 28, 2015

Zuri Washington is the young star of a musical which tackles many of the issues we're seeing play out on the streets around the nation today.  (more...)

Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker Headed to Provincetown This SummerMatthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker Headed to Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA was thrilled to announce today that Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will join his inaugural Broadway @ Town Hall series featuring Sirius XM radio's Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host for one night only on August 17th. (more...)

FIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 SeasonFIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce a season to satisfy musical theatre lovers everywhere with their 2015-16 season of shows! (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces First Round of Casting, Creative Teams for 2015-16 SeasonMilwaukee Rep Announces First Round of Casting, Creative Teams for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces directors, creative teams, and initial casting for 2015/16, a season featuring a Tony Award-winning musical, a play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee playwright Ayad Akthar, and three world premieres. (more...)

Stages St. Louis Sets Casts for 2015 SeasonStages St. Louis Sets Casts for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its exhilarating 29th season: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Anything Goes, and The Full Monty. This season's exceptional talent voyages through songs and stories of diverse relationships, the bonds of friendship, and strength found in community. STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the purrrrr-fect family classic, Disney's The Aristocats. All season and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carman Napier Talks Bringing EVITA Back to New York with the Gallery PlayersBWW Interview: Carman Napier Talks Bringing EVITA Back to New York with the Gallery Players
by Anna Bencivengo - Apr 25, 2015

Napier recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her history with EVITA, the pressures of playing an iconic role and historical figure, her favorite moments in the show, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrett Wilbert Weed and Wesley Taylor in Signature's CABARETPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrett Wilbert Weed and Wesley Taylor in Signature's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls). Running in the MAX Theatre May 12 - June 28, the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic is the final production ofSignature Theatre's 25th Anniversary.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

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