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Photo Coverage: Ben Platt's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Gang Celebrates His New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2017

Just yesterday, star of Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, joined the fabled walls of Sardi's... or at least his new portrait did. BroadwayWorld was on hand as Platt and some of his Broadway family celebrated the big day! (more...)

Broadway Vet Dale Soules Promoted to Series Regular on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2017

Dale Soules, who plays the role of no-nonsense inmate Frieda Berlin on the hit Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming sixth season. (more...)

BWW CD Review: WAR PAINT's Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
by Remy Holzer - May 30, 2017

It's not often that listening to a cast album makes one think of Richard Strauss, but such is the genius of Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. The composer-lyricist team best known for the brilliant Grey Gardens is back with WAR PAINT, the story of rival beauty moguls Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Here both story and emotion are thinner, but the music is gorgeous--Straussian in its elegiac beauty and bell-like notes--and worthy of its two stars, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, two of the most unique and exciting voices in musical theater. Like a golden-age Hollywood director 'managing' the two stars of a women's picture, the score has to find ways to manage its two leads, giving each an equal role. Ebersole gets an old-fashioned entrance--her Red Door spa staff sings breathlessly, 'She's coming, she's coming...,' bursting into a triumphant 'She's here!' LuPone's entrance is less heralded but equally dramatic (and separate), as she steps off a ship in New York. From then on, many of the songs are duets, in which one star sings half of a song about her own experience, and the second sings the other half, with lyrics expressing her different but parallel experience. Occasionally they sing in unison. What sounds tedious as a show (a narrative in which two separate characters have similar, not highly dramatic arcs and don't meet until the very end) enchants on the album. Without the strain of the storytelling, we can simply enjoy the gorgeous songs and their peerless purveyors. (more...)

EXIT Theatre to Present World Premiere of A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

This July, EXIT Theatre is proud to present A Life On The Ocean Wave, a collaboratively-constructed multi-disciplinary original play with a jaunty subtitle: Being a Merrie Evening of Genuine Sea Chanty Sing-Along, and Also a Historically and Scientifically Accurate Account of a Sailor's Life at Sea, in Which Ghosts Appear and Have Something to Say. (more...)

VIDEO: WAR PAINT Cast Album Out Today; Go Inside the Studio with New Medley!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Ghostlight Records has released the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical War Paint - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, May 26. Watch a special new 'War Paint Medley' music video featuring three of the show's most acclaimed songs - 'Forever Beautiful,' 'Pink' and 'Face to Face' - below! The video includes exclusive footage from both the recording studio and the stage production, in addition to historical photography. (more...)

DVR Alert: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, COME FROM AWAY Cast Will Visit THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

BWW has learned that Tony Award-nominee and star of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt will perform on ABC's THE VIEW on Thursday, June 1st. On Friday, June 2nd, the cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY will perform. (more...)

Rooftop Films Returns to New Design High School with THE GENIUS AND THE OPERA SINGER
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Saturday, May 27th Rooftop Films will present the U.S. Premiere of Vanessa Stockley's The Genius and the Opera Singer, a nonfiction portrait of an embattled mother-daughter duo (92 and 55-years-old, respectively) living together in a rent-controlled West Village apartment. Set against the backdrop of a changing neighborhood, Stockley captures the pair's volatile relationship with unfettered access and intimacy. Think Grey Gardens, but replace the Old Society with Old New York. (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...)

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...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Talks Loneliness of Teen Life and Show's Connection with Fans on PBS NEWS HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a story of teen invisibility, strikes a poignant chord with its fans. Below, see what the team behind the show had to say about today's social media world and loneliness, the musical and more in their interview with PBS News Hour! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Michael Greif
by Walter McBride - Jun 9, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Direction of a Musical nominee for Dear Evan Hansen- Michael Greif, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Do You Make a Mega-Hit? Michael Greif Explains the Magic of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2017

An emotionally harrowing journey, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a story that's hits home for a lot of its audience members. At the helm of this production is Michael Greif, who earned a Tony nomination for Best Director of a Musical for his part in bringing this story to life. Below, watch as he tries to remember when he first realized he wanted to be a director, and explain what it's like to constantly live in the world of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!  (more...)

VIDEO: Shuffle Down Memory Lane and Check Out Ben Platt in MAME in 2004
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2017

Unstoppable and adorable, Ben Platt has been strutting his stuff across the stage since he was just a kid. Check out the Tony nominee's 2004 run as Patrick in the Hollywood Bowl's production of MAME! (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Elleon Dobias and Austin Hand
by Chris Arneson - Jun 21, 2017

The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Austin Hand) and Actress (Elleon Dobias) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. (more...)

BWW Feature: A NEW BRAIN by Apprentice Company Alumni at Aurora Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - Jun 20, 2017

Aurora Theatre gives youthful ensemble, led by Patrick Schweigert, a chance to shine in A NEW BRAIN as part of the 2017 Apprentice Company Alumni summer series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The Year
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde)  two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter  and more took part in for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Wraps Up It's Third Year- Volume One!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 20, 2017

I just returned from Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, my first. How did this happen? Well, it all happened in Kristin's Dressing Room, at the Lunt-Fontanne, when we were doing MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY. Her 'bootcamp' for young, aspiring performers had already had two seasons and she was looking to really 'change it up.' The rest is history, as they say, and 'I' can say, in all honesty, that it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had and those 43 kids and a handful of young interns, are in our hearts... forever. (more...)

Bid to Visit the Set of GAME OF THRONES, See Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY and More to Benefit Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has opened its 2017 Online Auction. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Mike Faist Reveals How He Found His Connor Murphy
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 2, 2017

Just a little bit over a week away from Broadway's biggest night, star of Dear Evan Hansen, Mike Faist, is finally getting into the swing of awards season. The first-time Tony nominee has earned love from fans and critics alike for his complex portrayal of a teen in trouble. Below, watch as Faist chats with Richard Ridge about the complex Connor Murphy.  (more...)

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz & Christiane Noll & More Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) & Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award-Winner Scott Coulter and more to be announced are set to appear at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2017
by - Jun 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces 26th Annual Summer Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 26th Annual Summer Gala, to take place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 16, 2017
by - Jun 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Kicks off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Always…Patsy Cline, one of the most often performed stage productions in the U.S., makes a triumphant return to Stages Repertory Theatre-where it had its world premiere-to kick off the theatre's 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Recording Soars to No. 1 Spot on iTunes Album Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

According to today's iTunes, the cast recording for the six-time Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN has soared to the top of the album chart. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Alex Brightman, Erin Davie and More to Highlight Musicals of the Last Decade in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt & Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform 'Waving Through a Window' on THE TONYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Tony Award winner Ben Platt and the cast of the Tony-Award winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN performed the show's signature song 'Waving Through a Window' on last night's TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates a Winning Night at The Empire Hotel!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 12, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen had a big night at the 71st Annual Tony Awards, taking home a grand total of six statues. After things wrapped up at Radio City Music Hall, the cast celebrated at the Empire Hotel. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities and you can catch photos below! (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Always…Patsy Cline, one of the most often performed stage productions in the U.S., makes a triumphant return to Stages Repertory Theatre-where it had its world premiere-to kick off the theatre's 40th Anniversary Season. Written by Stages' Founding Artistic Director Ted Swindley, and directed by Stages' current Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin, the internationally-acclaimed musical is based on the true story of an unlikely friendship between the beloved country singer and a Houston fan. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Steven Levenson Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Steven Levenson has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. Before a single Tony Award goes out tonight, this year's nominees already have a whopping 67 Tony Awards between them. Check out who has already won big below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Alex Lacamoire Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Alex Lacamoire has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Rachel Bay Jones Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Rachel Bay Jones has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 10, 2017

Happy Tonys season BroadwayWorld! Is your CD collection and iPod Tonys ready? The big show-the 71th annual Tony Awards-is just over 24 hours away! Naturally, New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies, which will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8/7c on CBS. As always, this Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Announces Final Show Selection for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated addition to its 2017-2018 Season, which already includes an impressive line up of leading contemporary theatre titles. In addition to the five titles previously announced, ETC will present the regional premiere of Larry Parr's His Eye is on the Sparrow, the powerful, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the legendary Ethel Waters, who overcame a spirit-breaking childhood and racial injustice to become a legendary jazz and blues singer, Broadway pioneer, and Oscar-nominated actress. Playing April 24-May 19, 2018, this musical biography will feature celebrated local actress and Ensemble Theatre veteran Torie Wiggins in the leading role, singing some of Waters's most famous songs, including 'Stormy Weather,' 'Black and Blue," and 'This Joint is Jumpin'.' Sharing the stage in telling Ms. Waters's remarkable story is pianist Scot Woolley. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Shares How He Cries Every Night of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Today, Ben Platt joined the table on ABC's 'The View' to talk about Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, in which his character gets caught up in a lie. Platt described it as a 'super morally ambiguous show in a really beautiful way about the good things that can come from lies' and shared how he is able to cry and sing at the same time for every performance. Watch the interview below! (more...)

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