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FALSETTOS is the Tony Award winning, Broadway musical sensation that will sucker punch you right in the heart. FALSETTOS is the story of a complicated and very confused man, Marvin. Initially, Marvin seems blessed with the perfect family. He has a caring wife, Trina and a young son, Jason. Nevertheless, the family is soon broken apart when Marvin leaves Trina for his new boyfriend, Whizzer. Trina, meanwhile, ends up with the family psychiatrist, Mendel. All the while, Jason is stuck in the middle. Included in the mix are the lesbian couple composed of Dr. Charlotte and Cordelia. Ultimately, the various characters are forced to come together when Whizzer contracts AIDS. FALSETTOS is about life, love and the decency and honesty that exists in all of us.


Ariana DeBose & David Harris to Join Terrence Mann in CRT's LES MISERABLES; Full Cast Announced!Ariana DeBose & David Harris to Join Terrence Mann in CRT's LES MISERABLES; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

 Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced the complete cast for its production of Les Miserables beginning later this month.  Directed by Terrence Mann, Les Miserables will star Mann as Inspector Javert, a role he originated on Broadway and for which he received his first Tony Award-nomination.  Performances of Les Miserables begin on May 28, 2015 and continue through June 7, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre.  Tickets are now onsale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Cast Takes a Break as Lyric Theatre Hosts Univision UpfrontsON THE TOWN Cast Takes a Break as Lyric Theatre Hosts Univision Upfronts
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, On the Town is still going strong at the Lyric Theatre, but this week the cast begins a pre-scheduled week off. BroadwayWorld has learned that performances May 7-12 have been canceled so that the theatre can host NYC upfronts for Univision Communications Inc. Performances will resume on May 13. (more...)

Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Riverside Opera Company performs 'From Opera to Sinatra' a PoPera Concert that features winners from live auditions judged by former metropolitan opera singers. The program was compiled from songs the performers sang best. under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m. at The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York (more...)

Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2015 special online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 5 at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons. Online bidding will continue through Tuesday, May 19.  (more...)

Theater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New SeasonTheater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New Season
by Matt Tamanini - May 4, 2015

After 18 months of successful broadcasting, the popular Theater People Podcast has launched a KickStarter campaign to help fund their new season. Having interviewed Broadway greats from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Laura Osnes (twice) to Celia Keenan-Bolger, the Theater People Podcast is one of the most influential and inspiring connections that many theatre fans have with their idols. The podcast has become a valuable resource for students, individuals working to build a career in the performing arts, and theater lovers across the world. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine PaigeThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine Paige
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

On Monday, May 4, Theater People podcast welcomes 'The First Lady of British Musical Theater,' Olivier Award-winner Elaine Paige. For the episode, Paige discusses her farewell tour, and what exactly she means by 'farewell.' She also talks about the upcoming theatrical release of her recent concert which was filmed at Royal Albert Hall in London. Paige, perhaps best know for originating the roles of Eva Peron in EVITA and Grizabella in CATS, shares her remembrances of how those roles came to her and how they changed her life and career. Paige made her Broadway debut in 1995 as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD Sunset Boulevard. She returned to Broadway in the critically acclaimed and Tony award winning 2012 revival of FOLLIES. In the role of Carlotta Campion, Paige received terrific notices for her performance of the showstopping song 'I'm Still Here.' (more...)

BWW TV: ON THE TOWN Cast Sings of 'New York, New York' in Shubert Alley!BWW TV: ON THE TOWN Cast Sings of 'New York, New York' in Shubert Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including the cast of On the Town, who performed 'New York, New York'- check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence Mann, David Harris and More in CRT's LES MISERABLESPhoto Flash: First Look at Terrence Mann, David Harris and More in CRT's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT presents LES MISERABLES, directed by Terrence Mann and starring Mann as Inspector Javert, a role he originated on Broadway and for which he received his first Tony Award-nomination, begins later this month. Performances of LES MISERABLES began on May 28, 2015 and continue through June 7, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are now onsale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide - Best Revival of a MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide - Best Revival of a Musical
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW will be bringing you an overview of this year's nominees in the top categories. Next up, the nominees for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

BWW TV: Exclusive Sneak Peek! Terrence Mann, David Harris and More in Highlights of CRT's LES MISERABLESBWW TV: Exclusive Sneak Peek! Terrence Mann, David Harris and More in Highlights of CRT's LES MISERABLES
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 29, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT presents LES MISERABLES, directed by Terrence Mann and starring Mann as Inspector Javert, a role he originated on Broadway and for which he received his first Tony Award-nomination, begins later this month. Performances of LES MISERABLES began on May 28, 2015 and continue through June 7, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are now onsale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley & Rachel York Will Lead GREY GARDENS in Sag Harbor This SummerTony Winner Betty Buckley & Rachel York Will Lead GREY GARDENS in Sag Harbor This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced that Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York will star as Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale in GREY GARDENS, the musical, August 4 – 30; with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Michael Wilson directs. (more...)

William Finn and More Set for 'PLAYING JEWISH AT THE NAATCO' Panel, 6/8 at The PublicWilliam Finn and More Set for 'PLAYING JEWISH AT THE NAATCO' Panel, 6/8 at The Public
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Racial representation on the American stage is incongruous with the heterogeneity of the United States. For the past twenty-five years, NAATCO has responded to this challenge by producing European and American classics with all-Asian American casts. This panel, 'Playing Jewish at the National Asian American Theatre Company', examines the strategy behind, and the effectiveness of, NAATCO's mission through a case study of its productions of plays with all Jewish characters, including the upcoming remount of their production of AWAKE AND SING! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of CRT's LES MISERABLES Starring Terrence MannSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of CRT's LES MISERABLES Starring Terrence Mann
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT)'s upcoming production of LES MISERABLES, directed by Terrence Mann and starring Mann as Inspector Javert, a role he originated on Broadway and for which he received his first Tony Award-nomination, begins later this month. Performances of LES MISERABLES begin on May 28, 2015 and continue through June 7, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are now onsale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. Check out a behind-the-scenes look below! (more...)

Terrence Mann Directs, Stars in CRT's LES MISERABLES, Beginning TonightTerrence Mann Directs, Stars in CRT's LES MISERABLES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents LES MISERABLES, directed by Terrence Mann and also starring Mann as Inspector Javert, a role he originated on Broadway and for which he received his first Tony Award-nomination. Performances of LES MISERABLES begin tonight May 28, 2015 and continue through June 7, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CRT's LES MISERABLES - Terrence Mann, Ariana DeBose & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CRT's LES MISERABLES - Terrence Mann, Ariana DeBose & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT)'s upcoming production of LES MISERABLES, directed by Terrence Mann and starring Mann as Inspector Javert, a role he originated on Broadway and for which he received his first Tony Award-nomination, begins later this month. Performances of LES MISERABLES begin on May 28, 2015 and continue through June 7, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are now onsale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. Check out a first look at the cast! (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BRADY VS PARTRIDGE: THE BARDY BUNCH Plays 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: BRADY VS PARTRIDGE: THE BARDY BUNCH Plays 54 Below
by Linda Lenzi - May 24, 2015

It's 1975 and The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family are brought together on one cabaret stage by an accidental double booking… In a competition fiercer than when The Jackson 5 took on the Osmonds, the two television families will compete for your vote to win one precious prize. Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine TesoriTheater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

On Monday, May 25th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist and book writer Lisa Kron adapting Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memior. After a ground breaking Off-Broadway run, the musical is now Tony-nominated and playing at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater. Tesori and Kron have been nominated together for this year's Best Original Score award; should they win, the pair would become the first all-female writing team in Tony history to take home that the prize. (more...)

Married Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County PlayhouseMarried Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) announces Bucks County's own John Augustine to return (The Hummingbird's Tour, 2014, Director) to the Bucks County Playhouse stage as 'Larry' in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, running May 29-June 21. Augustine will play alongside Broadway's Candy Buckley (Scandalous, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret) as 'Joanne'. (more...)

Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that cabaret and Broadway star Jason Graae will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 29th, 2015.  (more...)

Transport Group to Present Helen Keller-Inspired THREE DAYS TO SEETransport Group to Present Helen Keller-Inspired THREE DAYS TO SEE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its 2015 summer production Three Days To See, a performance piece conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III, slated to run July 12 - August 16 at Theatre 79. The cast includes Ito Aghayere (Orange is the New Black, The Liquid Plain), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia, All the Way Home), Marc De La Cruz (If/Then, Allegiance), Theresa McCarthy (Queen of the Mist, Floyd Collins), Chinaza Uche (Bintou, The Day On Which a Man Dies), Barbara Walsh (Company, Falsettos), and Zoe Wilson. Transport Group's 2015 season will also include the previously announced revival of Once Upon a Mattress starring John 'Lypsinka' Epperson and Jackie Hoffman, slated for the fall. The previously announced musical, The Blonde Streak, has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Melba Moore & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJames Monroe Iglehart, Melba Moore & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Coming up this week, 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 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Performs 'New York, New York' on 'Today'VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Performs 'New York, New York' on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - May 18, 2015

The cast of Broadway's Tony-nominated musical ON THE TOWN stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform the number 'New York, New York.' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 18-24, Featuring James Monroe Iglehart, Jason Kravits, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 18-24, Featuring James Monroe Iglehart, Jason Kravits, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 17, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: James Monroe Iglehart: How the Heck Did I Get Here?; Jason Kravits: I...A Life; Melba Moore; Brady vs. Partridge: The Bardy Bunch; and 54 Sings Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert at 54 Below. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

On Monday, May 18th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU star Lisa Howard. Lisa made her Broadway debut as Rona Lisa Peretti in the 2006 Tony nominated production of 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. From there she has been seen on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and 9 TO 5. In IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Howard has received glowing notices and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her turn as Jenny, older sister of the Bride who's gone out of her way to plan the perfect wedding. Despite acting alongside Broadway favorites like Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, and Sierra Boggess, much has been made of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU being a star making vehicle for Howard.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre BeganBWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Perform on NBC's 'Today', 5/18DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Perform on NBC's 'Today', 5/18
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

NBC has announced that the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN will perform live on the plaza on Monday May 18th. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Returns to the Lyric Theatre This Afternoon!ON THE TOWN Returns to the Lyric Theatre This Afternoon!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, On the Town is still going strong at the Lyric Theatre, but performances May 7-12 were canceled so that the theatre could host NYC upfronts for Univision Communications Inc. Performances will resume this afternoon at 2pm, May 13. Welcome back to the ship! (more...)

The Broadway Tenors to Perform Benefit Concert in BaltimoreThe Broadway Tenors to Perform Benefit Concert in Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Edward A. Myerberg Center will present The Broadway Tenors in Concert, an evening of favorite musical theatre hits, at its annual fundraising event Thursday June 4, 2015 at 7:00pm, at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, 21208. (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...)

David Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This WeekendDavid Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony YazbeckThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: T. Oliver Reed, J. Elaine Marcos and More Play the Met RoomPhoto Flash: T. Oliver Reed, J. Elaine Marcos and More Play the Met Room
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

On Monday, April 27th, the Metropolitan Room was packed with Broadway & Aspiring artists who shared new works and cheered each other on at the Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle. Hosted by JERSEY BOYS' Peter Gregus, audiences were treated to an up close look at singers trying out new songs & sharing their stories. The evening was intimate, joyful and full of opportunities for everyone involved to make invaluable industry connections. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Join Encompass for this spectacular one night only benefit event in a unique Tribeca penthouse with a grand outdoor terrace featuring panoramic NYC views, to take place at 66 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013 (between Church Street & Broadway) in the penthouse of Mr. Chip Seelig. In addition to an evening of great entertainment, guests can also expect savory hors d'oeuvres and enjoy wines from Mr. Seelig's private collection. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Finn and Lapine Perform Minor Surgery on A NEW BRAINBWW Reviews: Finn and Lapine Perform Minor Surgery on A NEW BRAIN
by Michael Dale - Jun 26, 2015

The musical inspired by William Finn's near-death experience gets a revised concert mounting from Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

In honor of the New York return of A NEW BRAIN, today we salute medically-themed moments from musicals. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's THREE DAYS TO SEEPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's THREE DAYS TO SEE
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 25, 2015

Transport Group will soon present Three Days to See, conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III, based on the words of Helen Keller.  Three Days to See is scheduled to begin performances July 12, open July 26, and finish its run August 16 at Theatre 79, 79 East 4 Street.  (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

10 Dad-Centric Show Tunes That Will Melt Your Heart for Father's Day10 Dad-Centric Show Tunes That Will Melt Your Heart for Father's Day
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day, BroadwayWorld readers! Like just about every holiday, this one is best celebrated with Broadway. In addition to the inevitable brunch, cards, and gifts, make today special by revisiting some of Broadway's best tributes to Dad in the videos below! (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Kerry ButlerThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Kerry Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

On Monday June 22, 2015 Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony nominee Kerry Butler. Currently starring as Hillary Clinton in CLINTON THE MUSICAL at New World Stages, Butler made her Broadway debut in BLOOD BROTHERS before replacing as Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

New Musical NEWFOUNDLAND MARY to Receive Workshop & Reading at Lunchbox TheatreNew Musical NEWFOUNDLAND MARY to Receive Workshop & Reading at Lunchbox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

On June 26th, Calgary theatregoers will get a sneak peek at Newfoundland Mary, a new musical written by Peter Fenton (Bemused, The Giant's Garden) and Scott White (Bosco & Jones, Top Gun! The Musical). This reading is part of the Suncor Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work at Lunchbox Theatre. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

BRADY VS. PARTRIDGE: THE BARDY BUNCH Returns to 54 Below This WeekendBRADY VS. PARTRIDGE: THE BARDY BUNCH Returns to 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Back by popular demand after a sold-out, critically acclaimed performance on May 23rd, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a special encore performance of "Brady vs. Partridge: The Bardy Bunch." It's 1975 and the Brady Bunch and the Partridge Family are brought together on one cabaret stage by an accidental double booking. In a competition fiercer than when the Jackson 5 took on the Osmonds, the two television families will compete for your vote to win one precious prize. Enjoy Brady and Partridge hits, including "I Think I Love You," "It's A Sunshine Day," and "I Woke Up in Love This Morning," plus several classics from the 70s. This showcase of star-crossed love pairings and twisted sitcom charm stars the cast of Stephen Garvey's hit play "The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady," directed by Jay Stern, with choreography by Lorna Ventura and music direction by Logan Medland. Featuring Sean McDermott (Miss Saigon, Falsettos), Kristy Cates (Wicked), and Lori Hammel (Mamma Mia). (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season TonightMY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight, June 15, through June 21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season.  (more...)

InDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & MoreInDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist celebrated for his uniquely designed mainstages musicals showcasing a fiercely idiosyncratic style and flair all his own, the one and only William Finn. Outlining the new version of A NEW BRAIN set to be presented later this month at City Center as part of the Encores! Off-Center series, Finn discusses his original intentions behind many moments in the show as well as shares his inspiration for many musical moments in the melodic and moving score, as well. Additionally, Finn shares fresh news of his long in developtment musical adaptation of George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and provides preliminary details on the forthcoming revival of his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos set to premiere later this season, as well. Plus, Finn imparts his enthusiasm for the upcoming 10th anniversary cast reunion of his popular musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, touches upon his favorite songs to date and expresses his desire to revisit Depression-era musical ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES in the future, as well as reveals his personal favorite songs to date and much, much more. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Todd Susman to Star in WHEN BLOOD RAN RED at KulturfestNYCORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Todd Susman to Star in WHEN BLOOD RAN RED at KulturfestNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Orange is the New Black mainstay cast member Todd Susman, who plays Harold Bloom, father of series lead Larry Biggs in the Netflix hit, helms the casting of this new drama along with Tony Award nominee Jonathan C. Kaplan, (Falsettos, The Diary of Anne Frank), Opera icon Lawrence Craig (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) at Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, on Monday, June 15 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Sierra Stages to Present THE PRODUCERS, 7/16-8/8Sierra Stages to Present THE PRODUCERS, 7/16-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

This summer, Sierra Stages presents the over-the-top Mel Brooks musical comedy "THE PRODUCERS" from July 16 through August 8 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Winner of an unprecedented 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "THE PRODUCERS" has music and lyrics by Mel Brooks and a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. The Sierra Stages production is directed by Susan Mason, with dance direction by George Jayne and musical direction by Ken Getz, who conducts the live theatre orchestra. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay MusicalsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2015

The landmark Supreme Court ruling handed down late last week instating national legalization of marriage rights for all individuals is a cause celebre for the country at large, particularly the Broadway community who has vocally and vociferously fought for equal acceptance for all for decades. Given the preponderance of LGBT people in the theatre community itself, this victory is a particular joy for many to celebrate. As a result of this momentous event, now is the ideal time to take a look back at the most important and notable musicals that have appeared on Broadway in the last several decades to shine a light on the gay community, ranging from portrayals of closeted individuals trapped and unable to find acceptance in a conservative society all the way to the out and proud representations available to see in some currently running smash hits. Additionally, who could forget all of musicals that have touched upon LGBT issues over the years - from the campy to the controversial to the highly acclaimed. (more...)

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