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Photo Coverage: Playwright's Horizons Celebrates Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 9, 2017

Just last night, acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons held its annual Spring Gala Benefit. This year called A CELEBRATION OF SONG, it honored three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Grey Gardens). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Being Nominated Is Good for Her- Rachel Bay Jones Reflects on Her DEAR EVAN HANSEN Journey
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2017

According to Rachel Bay Jones, being nominated for a Tony isn't as nerve wracking as she thought, but just, 'a big party, where I get to see the people that I love.' Rachel is one of the many people nominated from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, where her performance earned her a Tony nomination for Featured Actress in a Musical. Below, watch as she chats about what it's like to work with Ben Platt and how much she loves her fellow cast mates!  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 7, 2017
by - May 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

???????Stages Repertory Theatre presents Jethro Compton's innovative stage version of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, a gripping tale of love, hope and revenge in the lawless Wild West, based on the same Dorothy M. Johnson short story as the classic 1964 film starring James Stewart and John Wayne. (more...)

VIDEO: Ryan Vasquez and Solea Pfeiffer Mash Up DEAR EVAN HANSEN and HAMILTON
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2017

HAMILTON tour stars Ryan Vasquez and Solea Pfeiffer have put together a beautiful mash up of two of the most buzzed about shows on Broadway: Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. Check out their collection of tunes in the video below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/6/2017
by - May 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/6/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 6, 2017
by - May 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fans Sing Show's Anthem- 'Waving Through a Window'
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2017

Earlier this week Dear Evan Hansen earned a whopping nine Tony nominations, including a nod for Best Musical. Now the show is thanking its many fans with a special compilation of the musical's anthem, 'Waving Through a Window.' (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8, at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). The Grey Gardens writing team has returned to Broadway with their new musical, War Paint, now playing at The Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

Rooftop Films Announces 2017 Summer Series Slate
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

???????Rooftop Films is excited to announce programming for the 2017 Summer Series, presented by SundanceTV. This year's series will take place May 19th to August 19th featuring more than 45 outdoor screenings in more than 10 spectacular venues, with live music, special enhancements and the best new, independent films from around the world. (more...)

DVR Alert: Ben Platt, Glenn Close Among Broadway Stars Heading to Next Week's LIVE
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2017

BWW has learned that DEAR EVAN HANSEN star Ben Platt and SUNSET BOULEVARD's Glenn Close are among the guests set for next week's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce Winners of 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) are proud to announce the winners of the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition that was held last night, on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).  (more...)

Alan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nominees Announced for 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Broadway Global has announced the nominees for the 2017 Producer of the Year. The 2016 winners, Cathy Rigby McCoy & Tom McCoy, the first woman and first couple ever chosen as Producers of the Year (we couldn't honor one, without the other). Cathy & Tom, chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, are the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Performs 'For Forever' on LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee Ben Platt spoke with host Stephen Colbert about his hit Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN and performed the emotional number 'For Forever' from the show. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Well-Strung and More Join Broadway @ The Art House Lineup in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's famed Art House theater, has announced four more additions to his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

Watch Live-Streamed Q&A with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Tonight, Tony nominee and star of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, will perform on CBS's LATE SHOW WITH Stephen Colbert. The show airs Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM - 12:37 AM, ET/PT on CBS. Below, check out a live Q&A with THE LATE SHOW! (more...)

Which DEAR EVAN HANSEN Song Will Ben Platt Perform for the First Time on TV?
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

As BWW previously reported, Tony nominee and star of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt, will perform on tonight's LATE SHOW WITH Stephen Colbert on CBS. The show airs Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM - 12:37 AM, ET/PT. During a live Q&A with the 'Late Show' today, the actor revealed which song he will sing. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 21: Christine Ebersole Gets Staunch
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Words Fail First-Time Nominee Ben Platt of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2017

Dear Ben Platt,  Today is going to be a good day, and here's why. Today, you're a Tony nominee! Self-professed theatre geek Ben Platt is living the dream as a first time Tony nominee for is performance as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen. Watch below as he explains why the troubled teen and his story means so much to him. (more...)

Powerful Women Struggle with Sisterhood in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast and Creative React To Tony Nominations
by Alan Henry - May 2, 2017

We've got reactions from the cast and creative of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on their 9 Tony Award nominations! Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Dale Soules Set for International Filmmaker Project's Screening of AWOL
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, DALE SOULES will participate in a Q & A panel for the International Filmmaker Project's screening of AWOL at the Made In NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

DVR Alert - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt to Perform on CBS's LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

BWW has learned that on Monday, May 22nd, Tony nominee and star of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt, will perform on CBS's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT. (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records¬†will release the¬†Original Broadway Cast Recording¬†of the new musical¬†WAR PAINT¬†¬Ė starring two-time Tony Award winners¬†Patti LuPone¬†and¬†Christine Ebersole¬†¬Ė¬†in digital formats on¬†Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July.¬†The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st¬†Street),¬†played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history.¬†WAR PAINT¬†is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including ¬ďBest Actress in a Musical¬Ē for¬†both¬†of the leading ladies.¬†Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via¬†Apple Music¬†will immediately receive the second single¬†¬ďIf I'd Been A Man¬Ē¬†¬Ė the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole ¬Ė in addition to the previously available single¬†¬ďBack on Top.¬Ē (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: It's All About the Pink for WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

It's been eleven years since two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole has graced the Broadway stage in a musical. Now she's back and better than ever as cosmetics icon Elizabeth Arden in War Paint. Below, watch as she explains why she's so grateful to be back at the Tonys party! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

On the heels of his work on the Tonys juggernaut of 2016, Alec Lacamoire has shifted gears from Hamilton to Hansen, earning a Tony nomination for Best Orchestrations. Below, watch as he reveals why he believes in the importance of this story, and how he keeps cool during awards season.  (more...)

James A. Rocco to Depart the Ordway at the End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that James A. Rocco has decided to step down from his role as Vice President of Programming and Producing Artistic Director to pursue his freelance career. After more than a decade of remarkable service to the Ordway, Mr. Rocco's departure date is planned for December 22, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Michael Greif at New York Theatre Workshop's 2017 Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 16, 2017

Just last night, New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2017 Spring Gala celebrated partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. (more...)

HOUSE of ME: Come for the Tour! Stay for the Meltdown!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

MTV Cribs meets Grey Gardens as Christian Georgescu sets off verbal pyrotechnics in HOUSE of ME. After a transformative experience, our host cares for his mother while trying to piece himself back together; RSVP for a tongue-twisting, pill-popping, foot-stomping romp through the psyche. Come for the tour! Stay for the Meltdown! HOUSE OF ME is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival performing at Asylum @ Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, CA 90038 (more...)

Mother Knows Best! Rounding Up 10 of Broadway's Most Iconic Moms
by Jessica Khan - May 14, 2017

The archetypal mother is a figure that appears without fail in literature, films, music, and, of course, drama. She crosses cultural divides by embodying good and evil, generosity and selfishness, nurturing and stoicism all at once. And like a great musical number, she is often the propeller of the plot. In honor of Mother's Day, we've rounded up ten of Broadway's most iconic moms! (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

VIDEO: See Patti LuPone Sing 'Back on Top' in the Recording Studio; WAR PAINT Cast Album Out This Month!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical War Paint - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. Watch a teaser for the album's single 'Back on Top' below, and for more information on the album, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/war-paint! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Mosaic Announces Full 2017 VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the culmination of its expansive and hugely successful second season with the 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. This year's festival is of particular resonance in this 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation, and focuses on two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza. (more...)

Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today that Bryan Batt will host the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party honoring Tony Award winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (3:30-8:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

Katy Perry Visits DEAR EVAN HANSEN and Leaves Raving
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Pop star Katy Perry paid a visit to DEAR EVAN HANSEN last night and it's safe to say she enjoyed herself. In a post on Instagram, she called the show 'the most connective play on Broadway I have ever seen.' She took a trip backstage and posed for some photos with leading man Ben Platt, check out her post! (more...)

Photo Coverage: WAR PAINT & DEAR EVEN HANSEN Unite to Celebrate Michael Grief's New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2017

Director Michael Greif, who has directed seminal Broadway musicals including Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens and many more, just received a Sardi's portrait to celebrate his career and work on Broadway directing this season's new musicals Dear Evan Hansen and War Paint. The casts from both of his shows came out to celebrate the occasion and BroadwayWorld was there! (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

BWW Previews: GREY GARDENS at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Apr 28, 2017

This weekend, prepare to visit East Hampton and spend "Another Winter in a Summer Town" as the Old Opera House presents the musical Grey Gardens. (more...)

New Musical Based on Life of Dorian Corey DORIAN'S CLOSET Opens at Rep Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, will premiere a new musical, 'Dorian's Closet,' based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 27-May 14, 2017. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label & Playwrights Horizons Release Original Cast Recording of Musical IOWA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director, Tim Sanford; Managing Director, Leslie Marcus) has announced that the score for their World Premiere production of the musical IOWA has been preserved as an Original Cast Recording, produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, The Visit, Big Fish) and Todd Almond. IOWA is written by Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun) with music by Todd Almond (Girlfriend) and lyrics by Ms. Schwartz and Mr. Almond. (more...)

Kenny Leon to Host 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition; Judges Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition, hosted by Tony Award Winning Director, Kenny Leon, with special musical performance by blues guitarist and storyteller, Guy Davis, will take place on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Universal Themes of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Ben Platt stopped by this morning's TODAY and told Kathie Lee and Hoda that the musical about an anxious teen has themes that everyone can relate to. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt & Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform 'You Will Be Found' on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Ben Platt and the cast of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN stopped by NBC's 'Today' as part of the morning show's 'Best of Broadway Week.' Below, watch the performance of 'You Will Be Found!'  (more...)

Oscar-Nominee And Grammy Winning Director Susan Froemke And Renowned Cardiologist Dr. Valentin Fuster Premiere New Film The Resilient Heart Coast To Coast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Betty Buckley to Lead 'Song Interpretation & Monologue' Summer Intensive in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tony Award winner, Theater Hall of Fame member and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley heads to Colorado June 5-9th to lead her sixth annual Denver Song Interpretation & Monologue Workshop, a master class for actors and singers of all levels. (more...)

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