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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Adam KantorThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Adam Kantor
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 28, 2016

On Monday, March 28th, the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite and Fiddler on the Roof's Motel, Adam Kantor. The actor made his Broadway debut in 2008 as Mark in the closing cast of the Tony winning musical RENT directed by Michael Greif. The director, a mentor to Kantor, went on to cast him as a replacement in the role of Henry in the hit Broadway musical NEXT TO NORMAL. (more...)

BWW TV: From NINE to THE LAST FIVE YEARS- Watch Betsy Wolfe Belt It Out with the New York Pops!BWW TV: From NINE to THE LAST FIVE YEARS- Watch Betsy Wolfe Belt It Out with the New York Pops!
by Randy Rainbow - Mar 21, 2016

Earlier this month, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, continued its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today. With guest artists Darren Criss (Glee) and Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood). Below, watch highlights of Wolfe as she belts out everything from NINE to THE LAST FIVE YEARS. (more...)

DARE TO DREAM Concert Will Benefit Broadway Dreams Foundation on 3/23DARE TO DREAM Concert Will Benefit Broadway Dreams Foundation on 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Conner Wayne Milam with Charlie Meredith, Lexie Dorsett Sharp and Friends in 'Dare to Dream: Benefiting The Broadway Dreams Foundation' on March 23rd at 9:30PM. Broadway Dreams Foundation Students and Alumni come together for an unforgettable concert to support future Dreamers. Broadway and up-and-coming performers join for an intimate evening of jazz tunes, pop songs, and musical theatre anthems. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More to Bring IN TRANSIT to Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekendLindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More to Bring IN TRANSIT to Feinstein's/54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey, and more in IN TRANSIT THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT on March 20th at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Heads to the Recording StudioSteve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Just announced, Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Phillipa SooThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 14, 2016

On Monday, March 14 the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Phillipa Soo. Soo mader her New York stage debut in the title role of Natasha in the critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway production of NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Nick Adams, Natalie Weiss & Jacob Yandura to Judge Second Round of RISING STAR Singing CompetitionNick Adams, Natalie Weiss & Jacob Yandura to Judge Second Round of RISING STAR Singing Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

This Sunday, March 13, RISE BAR is seeking it's next RISING STAR! Hosted by Broadways Marty Thomas (Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked), the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6! The contestants will be competing in an 8 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cast prize and paid bookings at RISE Bar with their respective solo show. In addition to it's cash and prize package, RISING STAR is offering networking opportunities with guest celebrity judges, fantastic exposure and valuable live stage experience. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/1/2016 - THE CRUCIBLE, DRY POWDER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/1/2016 - THE CRUCIBLE, DRY POWDER and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 1, 2016

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: THE CRUCIBLE begins on Broadway, DRY POWDER begins at The Public, and the Great White Way welcomes two new faces! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise GoldsberryThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 4, 2016

On Monday, January 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Renee Elise Goldsberry. In the episode, Goldsberry talks about why she turned down her audition for the show several times, learning her showstopping number 'Satisfied,' and how it feels to be a part of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON.  (more...)

Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekAlice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, 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...)

VIDEO: Tom Kitt Takes You Behind the Music of FOX's GREASE: LIVE!VIDEO: Tom Kitt Takes You Behind the Music of FOX's GREASE: LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Below, GREASE: LIVE! music supervisor Tom Kitt takes you behind-the-scenes of the iconic music from this Sunday's live broadcast on FOX. (more...)

Erich Bergen, Kimiko Glenn & Laura Michelle Kelly Join BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL Concert LineupErich Bergen, Kimiko Glenn & Laura Michelle Kelly Join BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The lineup is complete for Broadway Sings Billy Joel, the 10th installment of the star-studded BROADWAY SINGS concert series. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers will be accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More Set for IN TRANSIT in Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowLindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More Set for IN TRANSIT in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey, and more in IN TRANSIT THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT on March 20th at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Darren Criss Joins Betsy Wolfe for BROADWAY TODAY with the New York Pops; Jeremy Jordan Cancels Due to Scheduling ConflictDarren Criss Joins Betsy Wolfe for BROADWAY TODAY with the New York Pops; Jeremy Jordan Cancels Due to Scheduling Conflict
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

On Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today. With guest artists Darren Criss (Glee) and Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), the concert brings the best of Broadway uptown. The program will feature a variety of musical theatre hits. Darren Criss replaces the previously announced Jeremy Jordan, who is unavailable due to a scheduling issue. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Patrick Hinds Shares His Favorite Moments from Theater People Podcast's First Two YearsBWW Exclusive: Patrick Hinds Shares His Favorite Moments from Theater People Podcast's First Two Years
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 19, 2016

Earlier this week, my friends over at the Theater People podcast celebrated their second anniversary of broadcasting the most delightful, giddy, and insightful interviews with Broadway's best and brightest. From a simple desire to fill a void in our community, Patrick Hinds, Mike Jensen, and Vonia Arslanian have built one of the most beloved avenues for theatre fans to get to know their idols.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth MaloneThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth Malone
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 18, 2016

On Monday, January 18th, The Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-nominated FUN HOME star Beth Malone. Malone made her Broadway debut in the 2006 production of RING OF FIRE, and has found much success working regionally, including a critically acclaimed turn in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. (more...)

AUDIO: More 'HUNCHBACK' Music! Listen to 'Made of Stone' from the New AlbumAUDIO: More 'HUNCHBACK' Music! Listen to 'Made of Stone' from the New Album
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2016

Throughout the week, BroadwayWorld has been rolling out some preview tracks from the album, and we have another one today! Below, take a listen to 'Made of Stone.' (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Michael Arden Record 'Out There' from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEVIDEO: Watch Michael Arden Record 'Out There' from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2016

Beginning today, fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will be able to download four tracks, including the soaring 'Out There,' immediately. Below, watch Michael Arden record the moving number 'Out There' from the production. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary GalaSecond Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer DAVID STONE, celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.  The evening's Honorary Chair is James M. Nederlander and the Co-Chairs are Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo, and Nancy Coyne.  The gala evening, which will be directed by James Lapine, will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.  This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/8/16- Sherie Rene ScottSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/8/16- Sherie Rene Scott
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2016

Happy Birthday Sherie Rene Scott! On Broadway Scott has starred as Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, garnering nominations for a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award; Amneris in Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (2000), for which she won the Clarence Derwent Award and was a Drama League Honoree; Sally in Tommy (1993); Marty in Grease (1995-96); Maureen in Rent (1997); and originated the role of Ursula in The Little Mermaid (2007). In 2010 Scott starred in the critically acclaimed production Everyday Rapture, which Scott wrote with co-author Dick Scanlan. She most recently starred as Pepa in the musical adaptation of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Natalie Weiss Plays 'Heads Up' on THE TYLER MOUNT VLOGSTAGE TUBE: Natalie Weiss Plays 'Heads Up' on THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2016

Popular Broadway Youtube personality, Tyler Mount, recently welcomed Breaking Down the Riff's creator NATALIE WEISS, for the latest episode of his web series, THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG. Below, catch the YouTube star discussing how her popular series got its start, advice to aspiring performers, and of course, a hilarious game of 'Heads Up'. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/8/2016 - HUGHIE, SAPPY SONGS, WOODSMAN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/8/2016 - HUGHIE, SAPPY SONGS, WOODSMAN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 8, 2016

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: HUGHIE begins, THE WOODSMAN opens, and Alan Cumming makes his Carnegie Hall solo debut! (more...)

Natalie Weiss, Drew Gasparini, and More Lead BROADWAY ROCKS KELLY CLARKSON at Feinstein's/54 BelowNatalie Weiss, Drew Gasparini, and More Lead BROADWAY ROCKS KELLY CLARKSON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway Rocks Kelly Clarkson a one-night concert featuring Broadway and up-and-coming performers singing their favorite songs by the first American Idol. (more...)

FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Original Cast Recording Out Digitally TodayFIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Original Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE -- written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson -- in digital formats today, February 26. The physical CD will be online and in stores on Frida­­y, April 1. (more...)

Natalie Weiss Will Return to London for Solo Show at Leicester Square TheatreNatalie Weiss Will Return to London for Solo Show at Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

She's back! Having played two sold out concerts at the St James Theatre in 2014, it has been announced that U.S. star Natalie Weiss is returning to London. (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown SeriesFRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lilla Crawford, Arielle Jacobs, Rachel Potter & More Sing Billy Joel at BROADWAY SINGSPhoto Flash: Lilla Crawford, Arielle Jacobs, Rachel Potter & More Sing Billy Joel at BROADWAY SINGS
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 24, 2016

This past Monday, the BROADWAY SINGS concert series presented its 10th show withBroadway Sings Billy Joel. A cast of 20 Broadway stars sang completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers were accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCKS' Sierra BoggessThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCKS' Sierra Boggess
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 22, 2016

On Monday, February 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Sierra Boggess, currently starring the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical SCHOOL OF ROCK. Boggess made her Broadway debut in 2008 in the title role of the Disney musical THE LITTLE MERMAID. She went on to star in the Broadway revival of MASTER CLASS, opposite Tyne Daily, before heading to London's West End to originate the role of Christine Daae in Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVER NEVER DIES, the sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

Arielle Jacobs, Mitch Jarvis & Rachel Potter Join BROADWAY SNGS BILLY JOEL LineupArielle Jacobs, Mitch Jarvis & Rachel Potter Join BROADWAY SNGS BILLY JOEL Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The BROADWAY SINGS concert series will present its 10th show this February with Broadway Sings Billy Joel. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers will be accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Rob DelGaudio to Release CAMPFIRE SONGS Album This MarchRob DelGaudio to Release CAMPFIRE SONGS Album This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Rob DelGaudio, BMI musical theatre composer and elementary school music teacher, is releasing his album titled 'Campfire Songs' on March 1st, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Weiss, Robin De Jesus & More Take Part in BROADWAY ROCKS KELLY CLARKSON!Photo Flash: Natalie Weiss, Robin De Jesus & More Take Part in BROADWAY ROCKS KELLY CLARKSON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, just presented Broadway Rocks Kelly Clarkson a one-night concert featuring Broadway and up-and-coming performers singing their favorite songs by the first American Idol. The show was was directed/produced by Brandon Beynon and Music Directed/Arrangements by Joshua Zecher-Ross, with Micah Burgess (Guitar), Lorenzo Wolff (Bass), Kenny Hildebrandt (Drums). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Natalie Weiss & More Rock Kelly Clarkson at Feinstein's/54 Below!STAGE TUBE: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Natalie Weiss & More Rock Kelly Clarkson at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2016

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, just presented Broadway Rocks Kelly Clarkson a one-night concert featuring Broadway and up-and-coming performers singing their favorite songs by the first American Idol. The show was was directed/produced by Brandon Beynon and Music Directed/Arrangements by Joshua Zecher-Ross, with Micah Burgess (Guitar), Lorenzo Wolff (Bass), Kenny Hildebrandt (Drums). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Robin De Jesus and Jen Brissman Mashup 'Disaster/Beautiful Disaster' at BROADWAY ROCKS KELLY CLARKSONSTAGE TUBE: Robin De Jesus and Jen Brissman Mashup 'Disaster/Beautiful Disaster' at BROADWAY ROCKS KELLY CLARKSON
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2016

Last weekend, Feinstein's/54 Below presented BROADWAY ROCKS KELLY CLARKSON, featuring Broadway and up-and-coming performers singing their favorite songs by the first American Idol. As part of the evening, Tony nominee Robin De Jesus joined The Mashup Project's Jen Brissman for a mashup of 'Disaster/Beautiful Disaster.' Check it out below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Jennifer Ashley Tepper- Sherie Rene Scott, Lindsay Mendez & Betsy Wolfe Belt an AnthemBWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Jennifer Ashley Tepper- Sherie Rene Scott, Lindsay Mendez & Betsy Wolfe Belt an Anthem
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Dec 19, 2015

Deck the halls, trim the tree, and spin the dreidel. BroadwayWorld is continuing our tradition of celebrating the holiday season with a special countdown. This year we've invited Director of Programming at Feinstein's/54 Below and author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series Jennifer Ashley Tepper to share her favorites holiday performances. Check back daily to get in the holiday spirit in time for December 25 and to find out what else made her list! (more...)

Corey Cott, Betsy Wolfe & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL at Highline BallroomCorey Cott, Betsy Wolfe & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The BROADWAY SINGS concert series will present its 10th show this February with Broadway Sings Billy Joel. A cast of 20 Broadway stars, including Corey Cott, Lilla Crawford, and Betsy Wolfe, will sing completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers will be accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Charles Shaughnessy to Star in 'HOW TO SUCCEED' at CT RepCharles Shaughnessy to Star in 'HOW TO SUCCEED' at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the complete cast for its production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the musical comedy by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Directed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal, How to Succeed…kicks off the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series starring Emmy Award Winner Charles Shaughnessy as JB Biggley alongside Broadway's Riley Costello as J. Pierpont Finch.  Performances of How To Succeed…  will begin on June 2, 2016 and continue through June 12, 2016 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre.  Subscriptions are currently on sale, single tickets go on sale April 20 at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy-Nominated Choreographer Spencer LiffThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy-Nominated Choreographer Spencer Liff
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 4, 2016

On Monday, April 4th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Emmy nominated choreographer Spencer Liff. As a performer, Liff made his Broadway debut at age 11 in the musical BIG. He went on to appear in THE WEDDING SINGER, CRY BABY, EQUUS, and  9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, taking on more and more responsibility along the way. He was the Associate Choreographer and Dance Captain for CRY BABY, and was the Dance Captain on EQUUS.  (more...)

Caissie Levy, Melissa Errico & More Join Ghostlight's SWEET 16 Lineup at Symphony SpaceCaissie Levy, Melissa Errico & More Join Ghostlight's SWEET 16 Lineup at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Grammy Award winning Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records - the premiere force in theater music and cast recordings - have added a slew of new performers to its all-star concert to celebrate the label's landmark "Sweet 16" Birthday on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Company Will Record Cast Album Today!SHE LOVES ME Company Will Record Cast Album Today!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Ghostlight Records (Kurt Deutsch, Co-Founder & Album Producer) will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me on Monday, April 25, 2016. For more information and to sign-up for updates, visit sh-k-boom.com/she-loves-me. She Loves Me is currently playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 through July 10, 2016. (more...)

Courtney Reed, Jelani Remy, Jenna Leigh Green & Claire Buffie Will Judge This Week's Rising Star CompetitionCourtney Reed, Jelani Remy, Jenna Leigh Green & Claire Buffie Will Judge This Week's Rising Star Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

RISE BAR is seeking its next RISING STAR! Hosted by Broadway's Marty Thomas (Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked), the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6! The contestants will be competing in an 8 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cash prize and paid bookings at RISE Bar with their respective solo show. In addition to its cash and prize package, RISING STAR is offering networking opportunities with guest celebrity judges, fantastic exposure and valuable live stage experience. (more...)

Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 20, 2016

Betsy Wolfe has nabbed the lead role of Princess Elsa in Disney's upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN! (more...)

Broadway's FROZEN Crowns its Fearless Queen - Meet Betsy Wolfe!Broadway's FROZEN Crowns its Fearless Queen - Meet Betsy Wolfe!
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this morning, stage favorite Betsy Wolfe, known for her star-making turns in Off-Broadway's THE LAST FIVE YEARS and Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, is attached to play the lead role of Elsa in Disney's stage adaptation of FROZEN. In honor of the big news, BWW brings you a look back at some of Wolfe's top performances! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER's Danny BursteinThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER's Danny Burstein
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 18, 2016

On Monday, April 18, the Theater People podcast welcomes Five-time Tony Award-nominee, Danny Burstein. Burstein, currently staring as Tevye in the Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, began his career on Broadway in the early 1990s working mostly as an ensemble member and understudy. After making the decision to turn down work that didn't challenge him artistically, Burstein would go on to become one of the most celebrated leading men of his generation, earning Tony nominations for his work in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, SOUTH PACIFIC, FOLLIES, GOLDEN BOY, and CABARET. (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording to Hit Stores, Online This MayJASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording to Hit Stores, Online This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical JASPER IN DEADLAND online and in stores on Friday, May 20. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts to Present Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOTLa Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts to Present Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents the fourth production in its innovative and award-winning ONSTAGE Series with the Tony award-winning rock musical, AMERICAN IDIOT, music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. AMERICAN IDIOT will preview on Friday, April 29 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 30 at 8pm) and will run through Sunday, May 15 - ONSTAGE at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON YOUR FEET's Andrea Burns in New EpisodeThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON YOUR FEET's Andrea Burns in New Episode
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 11, 2016

On Monday, April 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes ON YOUR FEET star Andrea Burns. Burns made her professional New York debut in Jason Robert Brown's groundbreaking 1995 musical SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. She then made her Broadway debut in 1996 as a replacement in the role of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and went on to co-star in the Broadway productions of THE FULL MONTY and THE RITZ. (more...)

Friday 5: SPARKLEY CLEAN's Hancock and WebsterFriday 5: SPARKLEY CLEAN's Hancock and Webster
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

There's a new show premiering at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse: The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers by Lori Fischer, the author of last year's Barbara's Blue Kitchen. Fischer's latest musical follows the adventures of two singing sisters from Ashland City, Tennessee, and the people who love them. Our question: Does Stratton's Diner (arguably the best burger joint ever in the history of the world) still exist in Fischer's depiction of the Cheatham County town? Director Bryce McDonald is being tight-lipped about it. (more...)

IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL Will Debut at Smith Center; Tickets Now Available!IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL Will Debut at Smith Center; Tickets Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

'A tale of love on the prairie baked to bawdy perfection,' IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL will make its highly-anticipated debut on Saturday, July 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Serving as The Smith Center's second, home grown production, IDAHO! tells the story of wife stealin', spud peelin', double dealin', and so much more. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. PT. For more information, visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

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