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Taran Killam, James Monroe Iglehart, Richard Kind, Emily Skeggs, and More to Celebrate The Muppets at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

It's time to play the music... again! After two sold-out shows last summer, 54 Celebrates The Muppets is back. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/28/2017 - 3/7/2017
by - Mar 7, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/28/2017 - 3/7/2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 7th, 2017 - New Stars in BEAUTIFUL, WAR PAINT Begins and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Abby Mueller and Evan Todd take over the leads in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL tonight, and WAR PAINT, starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, starts previews on Broadway! (more...)

16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup - 57 World Premieres, 40% Women Directed, Sports Themes and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 57 thought-provoking and diverse short films in competition, including 36 world premieres. The selected shorts, 40% of which were directed by women, and include filmmakers from every corner of the globe, were curated from a record 4,385 submissions. They will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, consisting of five narrative, four documentary, and, for the second year, one animated program. In addition, there is the Sports Shorts program as part of the 11th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun. The Shorts program, sponsored by Nutella Originals, is a part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 19-30. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 6th, 2017 - J. Harrison Ghee in KINKY BOOTS, Blackburn Prize and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tour star J. Harrison Ghee reprises his role as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway, starting tonight, and Amy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and more are up for the 2017 Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize, announced today! (more...)

Bid to Meet Glenn Close, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo and More with Drama League's 2017 Charity Auction
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Drama League has launched its 2017 Spring Charity Auction, featuring more than 20 once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. (more...)

Tim Minchin's LARRIKINS Animated Film Cancelled by DreamWorks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tim Minchin, who will soon be represented on Broadway again with Groundhog Day, announced on his website yesterday that the DreamWorks animated film he's been working on for the last several years, Larrikins, is no longer to be. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/4-3/5/2017
by - Mar 5, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017. (more...)

MATILDA and GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Tim Minchin returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for an intimate, solo show on Monday, March 6 at 9:30pm. Minchin is one of the planet's best-loved musical comedians, as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist. Following two sold out shows in 2013, he now returns to "Broadway's Living Room" for one performance only for special reasons as he describes below. (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Were Among Guests at Media Theatre's Star Struck Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The Media Theatre celebrated with Broadway stars, regional VIP's, politicians, and dignitaries on Saturday February 25 for its most successful fundraising Gala ever. The 23rd annual Gala, 'Star Struck', featured a headlining performance by Tony winning actress Alice Ripley. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Hits the Recording Studio This Weekend; Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Just announced, Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records are partnering to release the Original Broadway Cast Album for Groundhog Day The Musical. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 3rd, 2017 - SWEAT, NEWSIES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT begins previews on Broadway this weekend, and NEWSIES seizes the day with an encore screening at cinemas across the country! (more...)

Photo Flash: ANASTASIA and GROUNDHOG DAY Celebrate First Two Show Day, PHANTOM Plays with Snapchat Filters, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week the casts of ANASTASIA and Groundhog DAY celebrated their milestone first (hopefully of many) two show days, and PHANTOM passed the time with some ever-popular and hilarious snapchat filters. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - GROUNDHOG DAY's Vishal Vaidya
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 23, 2017

Today, Vishal Vaidya speaks with BWW about making his Broadway debut alongside a cast and crew who 'exhibit the same spirit as the people of Punxsutawney.' (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt, Tim Minchin & James Corden Perform DONALD: THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, Tim Minchin, Ben Platt, Abigail Spencer and James Corden performed a parody of Matilda's 'When I Grow Up' playing the roles of Donald Trump, Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 20-26 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 20, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of March 20-26, 2017. (more...)

DVR Alert: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Set for LATE LATE SHOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Tonight, March 20, DEAR EVAN HANSEN star Ben Platt and comedian and Groundhog DAY composer/lyricist Tim Minchin are stopping by the LATE LATE SHOW with James Corden.  (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT', BRIGHT STAR and A COMEDY OF TENORS Highlight Pioneer Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season will open with the Utah premiere of the Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/17/2017
by BWW - Mar 17, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/17/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Stuck! GROUNDHOG DAY Preview Audiences See Concert Version After Technical Mishap
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Audiences attending last night's first preview of Groundhog DAY got to see a special, one-night-only concert version of the musical after a technical issue (a turntable malfunction) halted the show during Act I. Scroll down to watch director Matthew Warchus talking to theatergoers following the show's technical difficulties! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 16, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 16, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 16th, 2017 - THE PRICE Opens, GROUNDHOG DAY Begins and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE PRICE brings an all-star quartet of actors to Broadway tonight, and Groundhog DAY starts performances on the Great White Way! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Sets Rush, Lottery Policies Before Starting Broadway Time Loop Tomorrow; Plus Album Details!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, begins Broadway performances tomorrow night, Thursday March 16, at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Opening night is set for Monday, April 17. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Arrive at King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The much awaited arrival of Ghost - the musical is imminent as the hit production prepares to land in Glasgow two weeks from today. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 13-19 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 13, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of March 13-19, 2017. (more...)

Afternoon Update: All Broadway Shows Currently On; MTA Suspends Above Ground and Express Service; Telecharge Offering Exchanges
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Bundle up, New York! Winter Storm Stella is on her way, and we're likely to be left with lots of snow, ice, and chaos in her wake. (more...)

Mission to (dit)Mars to Continue New Play Reading Series with Scott Casper's ALARM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to continue the Launch Pad reading series with ALARM,  a new play by Scott Casper.  This free play reading will be performed on Monday, February 13th at 7pm at The Broom Tree Theatre located at 23-35 Broadway in Astoria, NY. (more...)

New Dramatists Luncheon to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Cast Update for One Night Only VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Broadway's Rob McClure, Daisy Hobbs and Vishal Vaidya Featured in New Web Series (UN)BALANCED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Tony Award nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin, Something Rotten, Honeymoon in Vegas) will be featured in the original new web series (un)balanced. He is among other Broadway actors Daisy Hobbs (Aladdin) and Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog's Day) to be featured in the new comedic web series about a young woman, Melissa attempting to find her center. (more...)

Animal Planet to Uncover Origins of Punxsutawney Phil in A GROUNDHOG DAY STORY 2/2
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

A Groundhog DAY STORY will take Animal Planet viewers on a journey to reveal the history and legend of Phil and those who protect him throughout the year (more...)

StevenSteven to Release Debut Album of Children's Songs This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Steve Burns (the original host of Blue's Clues) and Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips' multi-instrumentalist and multi-Grammy winner) have joined forces as STEVENSTEVEN to record their debut album of children's songs (more...)

BROADWAY'S FUTURE SONGBOOK Series to Spotlight Songs of Michael Finke at NYPL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow - continues its 26th season on Monday, January 30th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. (more...)

Jan Maxwell Signs on for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Comedy Benefit This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Broadway's Leading Stage Managers Unite For Third Annual BROADWAY STAGE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

For the third year in a row, Broadway's best stage managers unite for the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS), an immersive two-day program that offers practical insights, instruction and career advice for college students and young stage managers alike.  (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Broadway's GROUNDHOG DAY
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

There may be six more weeks of winter on the way, but there's still something to celebrate, a new Broadway show! BroadwayWorld was there at press day for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 3rd, 2017 - BEARDO, 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Craig & Malloy's BEARDO starts tonight Off-Broadway, and the Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen-choreographed 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' benefit production hits Royal Family this weekend! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Just In Time! Meet the Company of GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

There may be six more weeks of winter on the way, but there's still something to celebrate, a new Broadway show! BroadwayWorld was there at press day for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

Meet Sutton Foster, Eat Lunch with Paul Rudd, Win Tickets to Broadway Shows & More with Charitybuzz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Stars including Paul Rudd, Sutton Foster, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Everett Bradley, and more are offering up exclusive opportunities to join them, all while supporting SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (more...)

BWW Contest: Enter To Win Two Tickets To A Special Performance Of GROUNDHOG DAY
by BWW Contests - Feb 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld is exclusively sending one lucky reader and a friend to the first preview, a special fan performance, of Groundhog DAY! Enter the contest today for a chance to win! (more...)

BWW TV: Break the Cycle with New GROUNDHOG DAY TV Spot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus begins previews on Thursday, March 16 and opens Monday, April 17 at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

Shortlists Announced, Voting Open for 2017 Also Recognised Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Shortlists for the third annual Also Recognised Awards have been announced by MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock. These audience-voted industry accolades celebrate talent in fields often overlooked by other award bodies. Voting is now open for all categories and closes on Sunday 26th March 2017. Cast your vote at www.mytheatremates.com/AlsoRecognisedAwards-2017! (more...)

Enter Now for a Chance to Win Tickets to the First Preview of GROUNDHOG DAY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

To take the sting out of this morning's news from Punxsutawney PA predicting six more weeks of winter, the producers of the eagerly anticipated Broadway musical comedy Groundhog Day announce a national sweepstakes to give away the first preview performance at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) on Thursday, March 16. Opening night is April 17. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Andy Karl, Mr. Groundhog and More Celebrate GROUNDHOG DAY Box Office Opening
by Walter McBride - Feb 2, 2017

The box office for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opened today, February 2, at The August Wilson Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek at Andy Karl, Mr. Groundhog and more below! Be sure to check back later for full coverage! (more...)

BWW TV: Celebrate Groundhog Day with a Sneak Peek of GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 2, 2017

It's Groundhog Day, and this year, it's about much more than the changing seasons. Earlier today the company of Groundhog Day, which begins previews Thursday, March 16 and opens Monday, April 17 at the August Wilson Theatre, met the press! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - LET'S MAKE A DEAL Celebrates Groundhog Day, Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Is winter going to continue for six more weeks? This today, Wayne Brady will be asking the Groundhog whether or not he saw his shadow during an epic episode of LET'S MAKE A DEAL. (more...)

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