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Milburn, NJ 07041

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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.


Point Park University's The REP Sets 2016-17 SeasonPoint Park University's The REP Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include regional premieres and shows written by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Extends ETHEL Through May 1Alliance Theatre Extends ETHEL Through May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Alliance Theatre has announced its a final extension of the smash hit, ETHEL, written by and starring accomplished Atlanta performer Terry Burrell. ETHEL is a glimpse into the magnificent and very complicated life of the legendary stage and film star ETHEL Waters. ETHEL will close the Alliance's Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre. The show was scheduled to close on April 17, and had already extended once to April 24. This is a final extension and the show MUST CLOSE on May 1, 2016. (more...)

VIDEOS: Celebrate Michael Bennett's Birthday With Peeks at His Early CareerVIDEOS: Celebrate Michael Bennett's Birthday With Peeks at His Early Career
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

Before A CHORUS LINE and Dreamgirls, Michael Bennett got his big break dancing on the TV show Hullabaloo. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLaura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Original DREAMGIRLS Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday Reunite for BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert in L.A., 7/10Original DREAMGIRLS Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday Reunite for BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert in L.A., 7/10
by Adam Jay - Apr 27, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents in association with Ronn Goswick has announced a Broadway Under the Stars special event, a one-night-only concert starring the original Dreamgirls - Independent Spirit Award-winner Sheryl Lee Ralph, Emmy Award-winner Loretta Devine, and Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday in conversation and song. The curtain will rise at 8pm on Sunday, July 10 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Additional performers will be announced soon.  (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce & Denis O'Hare to Guest on ABC's LGBT Rights Series WHEN WE RISERosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce & Denis O'Hare to Guest on ABC's LGBT Rights Series WHEN WE RISE
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Michael K. Williams ("Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire") and Ivory Aquino join the cast of ABC's event limited series "When We Rise." Williams portrays African American community organizer Ken Jones, and Aquino plays the role of transgender activist Cecilia Chung. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the WAITRESS Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the WAITRESS Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2016

WAITRESS is officially serving it up on Broadway! Earlier this week, the company of the new musical took their first bows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Charity Angel Dawson with the company! (more...)

BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2016

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Funds Camp Broadway Scholarships in AtlantaElla Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Funds Camp Broadway Scholarships in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The 3rd Annual Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Scholarship application is now available for parents of children ages 10-17 who want to attend Camp Broadway's annual summer program in Atlanta that will be held at the Rialto Theater, Monday, June 6, to Friday, June 10, for one week only. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman TheaterCast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

Howard Brown Benefit Concert Returns to Uptown Underground, 5/16Howard Brown Benefit Concert Returns to Uptown Underground, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

?Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik returns with the second annual Chris' Birthday Belt-Fest, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health on Monday, May 16, 8:00 PM at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, Chicago. Featuring award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago, the evening will be co-music directed by Dustin Struhall and Jeff Award-winner Aaron Benham. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 773-867-1946 or visiting uptownunderground.net. (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThe Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

Pennington Players to One-Night-Only Performance of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 5/21Pennington Players to One-Night-Only Performance of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Pennington Players are pleased to announce a one-night only special event performance of Jason Robert Brown's song cycle, Songs for a New World, on Saturday evening, May 21, 2016 at 8:00PM.   (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for (mostly)musicals' IT'S ABOUT TIMEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for (mostly)musicals' IT'S ABOUT TIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

It's nearly time! After a two month absence, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, April 25 with IT'S ABOUT TIME, the company's 17th entry in their series of themed cabarets. Scroll down for a peek at the company's rehearsal time! (more...)

BET Networks is Harnessing the Power of More to Deliver More Premium Original Programming and Unforgettable Moments across More Platforms in 2016-2017 Fiscal YearBET Networks is Harnessing the Power of More to Deliver More Premium Original Programming and Unforgettable Moments across More Platforms in 2016-2017 Fiscal Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

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VIDEO: Crackle Announces Programming Offerings; Previews Scripted Drama STARTUPVIDEO: Crackle Announces Programming Offerings; Previews Scripted Drama STARTUP
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

At Crackle's upfront presentation held in New York today, Sony's streaming service announced the network's program, advertising and virtual reality offerings. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICALBWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

Michael Cerveris & Seth Rudetsky Coming to CLO Cabaret This MayMichael Cerveris & Seth Rudetsky Coming to CLO Cabaret This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO will host an exclusive evening with Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris (Fun Home) and co-creator/star of DISASTER! Seth Rudetsky at the CLO Cabaret on May 23. This exciting fundraiser will support Pittsburgh CLO's continuing commitment to the fostering of new musicals for Pittsburgh and beyond. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Blows The Roof Off THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXASBWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Blows The Roof Off THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by Herbert Paine - Apr 19, 2016

Arizona Broadway Theatre blows the roof off the THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS with a non-stop hit parade of Lone Star big star moments. Leading the pack is Cassandra Norville Klaphake as Miss Mona, the madam of the legendary brothel that inspired Carol Hall, Larry King, and Peter Masterson to pen the tale of tricks and treats. Klaphake delivers a commanding performance as the mother hen who guards her coop with a righteous blend of good business sense and sentimentality. (more...)

VIDEOS: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Tituss Burgess Making A Broadway Splash in THE LITTLE MERMAID and GUYS AND DOLLSVIDEOS: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Tituss Burgess Making A Broadway Splash in THE LITTLE MERMAID and GUYS AND DOLLS
by Michael Dale - Apr 19, 2016

like many breakout television stars, Tituss Burgess was a Broadway favorite before the rest of the country discovered him. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Bill Gates to King George III- HAMILTON's Rory O'Malley Reflects on His Royally Wacky SpringBWW Interview: From Bill Gates to King George III- HAMILTON's Rory O'Malley Reflects on His Royally Wacky Spring
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2016

Just weeks ago he was preparing to make his Broadway return in NERDS. Now he is starring in the most popular show on Broadway. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award-nominee Rory O'Malley recently began his reign as King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Mr. O'Malley steps into the role that was previously played by Jonathan Groff, Brian d'Arcy James and Andrew Rannells. How did he end up here? O'Malley explains in the full interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Performances from Porchlight's DREAMGIRLS!STAGE TUBE: Watch Performances from Porchlight's DREAMGIRLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present Dreamgirls, book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Krieger. This production is directed and choreographed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now through May 22, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld brings you performances from the production below! (more...)

Emily Skinner, Kyle Taylor Parker & More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2016 Summer SeasonEmily Skinner, Kyle Taylor Parker & More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Sandra Mae Frank, Trista Dollison, Kyle Taylor Parker, Jerry Jay Cranford, Martin Burke, David Coffee, Kristina Love, Monte Riegel Wheeler, Casey Elizabeth Gill, and more. All four productions- Dreamgirls, THE WIZARD OF OZ, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

BWW Review: Porchlight's DREAMGIRLS Will Make You HappyBWW Review: Porchlight's DREAMGIRLS Will Make You Happy
by Misha Davenport - Apr 18, 2016

Porchlight's production of Dreamgirls is a theater lover's dream come true. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Beyonce's HBO Musical Event LEMONADEVIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Beyonce's HBO Musical Event LEMONADE
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Beyonce's HBO premiere event, LEMONADE, will debut on Saturday, April 23rd at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT and again on Sunday, April 24th at 8 pm ET/8 pm PT. (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in BET Drama Pilot THE YARDTony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in BET Drama Pilot THE YARD
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Anika Noni Rose has nabbed the lead role in BET's 2-hour scripted pilot THE YARD. (more...)

UPDATE: 20th Century Fox Confirms Hugh Jackman's GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH is a 'Go' for 2017UPDATE: 20th Century Fox Confirms Hugh Jackman's GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH is a 'Go' for 2017
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

At yesterday's CinemaCon in Las Vegas, 20th Century FOX announced that the highly anticipated musical movie GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH, starring Hugh Jackman is a 'go' for 2017. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DREAMGIRLS at Atlanta Lyric Theater, a glittering showbiz sensationBWW Reviews: DREAMGIRLS at Atlanta Lyric Theater, a glittering showbiz sensation
by Libby Ryan - Apr 15, 2016

It's just showbiz, full of shining costumes, big breaks and betrayal. The Lyric Theater's production of Dreamgirls opened last weekend at the Jennie T. Anderson theater, a gorgeous musical spectacle. (more...)

Tiffany Haddish and Lil Rel Howery Join 24/7 ComedyFest at Orleans ArenaTiffany Haddish and Lil Rel Howery Join 24/7 ComedyFest at Orleans Arena
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

A night of laughter is in store as top comedians Billy Gardell, Jackie 'The Joke Man' Martling, Frank Caliendo and more join forces for the 24/7 ComedyFest at the Orleans Arena on April 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: DREAMGIRLS Celebrates Opening Night at Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: DREAMGIRLS Celebrates Opening Night at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present Dreamgirls, book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Krieger. This production is directed and choreographed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now through May 22, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Broadway & TV Star Frenchie Davis Coming to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 5/5Broadway & TV Star Frenchie Davis Coming to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

On Thursday, May 5, the inimitable Frenchie Davis makes her MA4 debut to share her powerful and dynamic vocal stylings. With musical direction by Nick Petrillo, The Frenchie Davis Experience will be an evening of pop and soul cabaret featuring innovative and soulful arrangements of songs spanning every decade. Tickets are $20-$40 and are available at www.ma4sd.com/shows. (more...)

(mostly)musicals to Return to E Spot Lounge with IT'S ABOUT TIME This Month(mostly)musicals to Return to E Spot Lounge with IT'S ABOUT TIME This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Mark your calendars; this is the show you've been waiting for! After a two month absence, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, April 25 with IT'S ABOUT TIME, the company's 17th entry in their series of themed cabarets. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff Passes on the Crown to Rory O'Malley - King George III the Fourth - at #Ham4HamSTAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff Passes on the Crown to Rory O'Malley - King George III the Fourth - at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2016

Good news - Hamilton's digital lottery is officially continuing on from winter, meaning that fans can enter online daily for a chance to see one of Broadway's biggest hits. Better news - this means that digital #Ham4Ham is also happening, featuring surprise performances from the cast. Today's video features the coronation of new 'King George' Rory O'Malley (who started performances in HAMILTON on Monday) by former ruler Jonathan Groff. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Goes Gold- Listen to the Ultimate, Certified Broadway Playlist!BWW Exclusive: Broadway Goes Gold- Listen to the Ultimate, Certified Broadway Playlist!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, after winning big at this year's GRAMMYs, the cast recording for Broadway's HAMILTON has reached a another huge milestone -- going gold. (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present Dreamgirls, book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Krieger. This production is directed and choreographed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now April 8 - May 22, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

BWW Blog: NYC Vocal Coach Bob Marks - Common Misconceptions about SingingBWW Blog: NYC Vocal Coach Bob Marks - Common Misconceptions about Singing
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Apr 13, 2016

When you consider how many hundreds of small muscular contractions are involved, the fact that most people can instinctively use their breathing muscles, vocal folds, and filters for speaking is pretty remarkable. This is in large part thanks to our brain, which takes care of a lot of bodily functions so we don't need to be consciously aware of them. Unfortunately, our voices' ability to run on autopilot may leave us thinking that our voice is operated by some sort of magical element, leaving us unaware of harmful habits. Because most people never get a chance to see how their voice operates in an MRI or through a stroboscopy, it is very easy for us to accept misinformation about how the voice works. This is understandable - if you'd never seen under the hood of a car, you'd probably have difficulty picturing how that works, too! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th SeasonJen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

T.J. Miller Drops Out of 24/7 ComedyFest at Orleans Arena; New All-Star LineupT.J. Miller Drops Out of 24/7 ComedyFest at Orleans Arena; New All-Star Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

A night of laughter is in store as top comedians Billy Gardell, Jackie 'The Joke Man' Martling Frank Caliendo and more join forces for the 24/7 ComedyFest at the Orleans Arena on April 23. There has been a change to the original lineup -- due to unforeseen circumstances, T.J. Miller will no longer be performing at the event. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Recalls Her Disney Cruise Days with Performance of 'Circle of Life'VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Recalls Her Disney Cruise Days with Performance of 'Circle of Life'
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Jennifer Hudson stopped by last night's DAILY SHOW to talk about taking on powerful female roles in the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE and in the upcoming Clarence Thomas TV biopic CONFIRMATION. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Revisit CHESS as Part of Ongoing Series, 5/3-5Porchlight Music Theatre to Revisit CHESS as Part of Ongoing Series, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Chess, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. Porchlight Revisits Chess is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Dreamgirls (previews begin April 8) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Chess are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the performance. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multi-media presentation, created and hosted by Weber, that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and more. Single tickets to Chess are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  The 2016 - 2017 season subscriptions to Porchlight Revisits includes The Rink (October 4 - 6), Little Me (February 28 - March 2, 2017) and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (May 9 - 11, 2017) are also available at porchlightmusictheatre.org.  (more...)

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the PublicHEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Video Flashback: King Rory O'Malley Arrives in HAMILTON Tonight; Long May He Reign!Video Flashback: King Rory O'Malley Arrives in HAMILTON Tonight; Long May He Reign!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Make way! There's a new King in town. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award-nominee Rory O'Malley will reign as King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton starting today, April 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Jonathan Groff (Tony Award-Nominee) played his final performance on Saturday, April 9 to begin filming the lead role in David Fincher's new drama series for Netflix entitled 'Mindhunter.' (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENTStew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Get ready to step back in time to the exciting and turbulent 1960's with Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Dreamgirls playing from now through April 24 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Don't miss the romance, the backstage drama, and the incredible music. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TRIP OF LOVE to Play 200th Performance Off-Broadway TomorrowTRIP OF LOVE to Play 200th Performance Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Trip of Love, the 1960's pop music spectacular,will celebrate its 200th performance this Tuesday, April 12 at Stage 42 (422 W 42nd Street). Since opening night on October 18 2015, audiences have taken in... (more...)

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