Gypsy on Tour


Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside the ANASTASIA Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Earlier this week, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos with recipient Shina Ann Morris below! (more...)

Lyric Stage Celebrates 25 Years!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The season opens September 29, 2017 with Dallas Divas and the Dallas Winds at Meyerson Symphony Center. Up next, from November 17-19, 2017 is the regional premiere of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Majestic Theatre in Dallas. The season continues at The Majestic January 19-21, 2018 with the regional premiere of the new musical, Daddy Long Legs and concludes with Frank Loesser's classic Guys and Dolls at The Majestic June 8-10, 2018. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 28th, 2017 - FRIENDS Musical Parody and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: A FRIENDS musical parody arrives at Feinstein's/54 Below and more! (more...)

BWW Album Review: Raise a Glass to SPAMILTON
by Remy Holzer - Apr 27, 2017

One would have to have a heart of stone not to like Lin-Manuel Miranda. No, love Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is not only tremendously talented but one of the most endearing figures on Broadway. Devoted to his wife, son, and parents; committed to raising money for worthy causes; a pop-singing child, a FIDDLER ON THE ROOF-dancing groom, and an endlessly versatile professional; author of Disney's latest girl-power anthem; Tweeter of endless kind words to his fans and the general public...how could Gerard Alessandrini, the impresario behind FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, hold him up for mockery, making 'Lin-Manuel as Hamilton' the subject of his latest spoof, SPAMILTON? Well, the monolith called HAMILTON has a life of its own, and with its well-deserved status as not just a Broadway sensation but an American cultural landmark comes an invitation to parody. (more...)

Drama Desk Awards Nominees- What It All Means for the 2017 Tony Awards!
by BWW Staff - Apr 27, 2017

What does today's news mean for the rest of awards season? Does love from the Drama Desk usually mean that a Tony nomination will follow? (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Elisa Monte Dance and More Set for Memorial Day Weekend at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Come celebrate the long Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-29) at Joe's Pub! Highlights include the latest chapter from Joe's Pub favorite Justin Vivian Bond on May 26, 27, 28 and 29; Elisa Monte Dance's After Dark with live mixing by Twelve45 on May 26 and 27; Hello Taiwan, an annual showcase introducing some of Taiwan's up-and-coming stars to American audiences, featuring Sean Huang, Gina Can, Biung and Treya on May 27; contemporary Yiddish band Nikitov, fronted by Niki Jacobs, on May 28; and, Portuguese collaborators Renato Diz and Maria Quintanilla on May 29. (more...)

CABARET to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose) June 6-11, 2017. Press night for CABARET will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

IN TRANSIT's Justin Guarini Boards THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Justin Guarini will play 'Vincenzo' opposite the previously announced Beth Malone in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at The Muny this summer. (more...)

Rock Musical BAGHDADDY to Open Next Week at St. Luke's
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

A friendly reminder! The well reviewed, NY Times Critic's  Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet  and A.D. Penedo has returned to NYC and will open on Monday, May 1, 2017, for an initial run thrugh June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street).  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Ethel Merman Doing Disco and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 27, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Odd marketing, SNL does theatre, political correctness in musical theatre, Hal Prince tackles racism, and Ethel Merman sings Nirvana. (more...)

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Replaces THE WONDER YEARS at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, announces a change to its 2017-2018 Season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway replaces The Wonder Years as the opening show. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Wonderfully Whimsical And Entirely Engaging BIG FISH Is Captivating Hearts At Hayes Theatre ***UPDATED - Phillip Lowe Returns To Full Voice***
by Jade Kops - Apr 26, 2017

The heart wrenchingly beautiful story of a father trying to connect to his son through stories comes to life with simplicity and sensitivity in a sublime production of BIG FISH. (more...)

Witness WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at Bristol Riverside Theatre 5/9-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Community, collaboration and crime capture the mood at Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, running May 9-May 28.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the high-voltage thriller by the Queen of Crime drama, which concludes BRT's 30th Anniversary Season, features an ensemble of professional actors Sharon Alexander, Keith Baker, Kenneth Boys, Hanna Gaffney,  Leonard C. Haas, Eleanor Handley, Thomas-Robert Irvin, Kyra Leeds, Matt Leisy, James Luse, William R. McHattie, Christopher J. Perugini, Carl Wallnau, Paul B. Weagraff, and Kylie Westerbeck performing alongside Bucks County community members Missy Andrews, Mari Bernhagen, Drew Burke, Melissa Bushey, David Owen Cashell, Sybil Cooper, Matthew DiMarino, Ginny Fairweather, Maryann Fanning, Michael Gearty, Regina Gluhski, Terri Hall, Sarah Konyves, Donna Rae Lee, Matt Lydon, Sr., Matt Lydon, Jr., Donna McCole, Ronald Pae, Eileen Peters, Dottie Polsenberg, Lesia Pryor, Patricia Rooney, Kurt Scholer, Marion M. Walter, Harriet Zeff, and Margie Zielinski. (more...)

Photo Flash: An All-Star Crowd at the Gypsy Awards Gather to Honor Carol Channing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Legendary performer Carol Channing has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. (more...)

Melissa Errico to 'Sing Sondheim' at 54 Below, Perform at Lincoln Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico will return to Feinstein's/54 Below on Saturday, June 3 at 7pm for the NYC debut of her acclaimed concert 'Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim,' where she will lend her gorgeous voice to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, including songs from shows of his that she has starred in. (more...)

Hilary Knight's STAGE STRUCK WORLD Special Exhibit Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Hilary Knight, the well known and honored illustrator, will have a special exhibition: "Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World" begins today, Tuesday, April 25th at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Plaza (Broadway bet 63rd & 65th Streets). (more...)

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...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW TV: BAGHDADDY's Ethan Slater Sings in the Kitchen with Brandon Espinoza & Claire Neuman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2017

Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo returned to NYC beginning April 6 for an opening on Monday, May 1, 2017 and an initial run through June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). Ensemble member Ethan Slater, who will star in The SpongeBob Musical on Broadway, took a moment to sing in the kitchen with co-stars Brandon Espinoza and Claire Neuman. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Virginia Repertory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now running through May 14, 2017. (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with Coming Out for Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will partner with Coming Out, a non-profit open-source platform for sharing diverse stories about coming out, for a special event after the performance on Thursday, April 27. Engage with peers, cast and creative members of The View UpStairs, and the Coming Out team as we celebrate the LGBTQ community's vibrant and diverse voices.   (more...)

BWW Feature: Carefree's English Rose Tea Room a Divine Sensation
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 25, 2017

We expected something quaint and maybe even charming, but nothing prepared us for the divine sensation that is the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

Virginia Repertory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now running through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Allison Janney & More in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') opens tonight at the Barrymore Theatre. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

Baayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that Baayork Lee will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. (more...)

VIDEO: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Nicholas Edwards Performs Unplugged 'Gethsemane' in D.C. Cathedral
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Below, check out Nicholas Edwards performing an unplugged version of the classic song 'Gethsemane,' filmed at The Washington National Cathedral! (more...)

Chrysta Bell Shares New Song 'Gravity' Off Sophomore Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Chrysta Bell, longtime musical partner of David Lynch, will release her sophomore album, We Dissolve, with Mercury Prize-winning producer John Parish – a longtime PJ Harvey collaborator – on June 9. (more...)

Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith to Fly to Chichester Festival for SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Full casting has been announced for Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, directed by Jonathan Kent, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 2 - 24 June, with a press night on Friday 9 June. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 24th, 2017 - ANASTASIA, Easter Bonnet and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: There's a rumor in St. Petersburg that ANASTASIA opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Keenah Armitage
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 24, 2017

In this episode: Keenah Armitage began her career as a modern dancer, performed on Broadway and at Radio City, and now is a thriving success coach. With the goal of eradicating the term 'starving artist,' Keenah inspires and encourages musical theatre performers to clearly focus on their career intentions, overcoming fear, taking one's power back, and to truly accept: what's mine is mine. With a philosophy that there is plenty for everyone and abundance is a reality, Keenah begins her coaching with first discovering how to detach from the outcome. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2017

The factory is open! The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened just last night at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). We're taking you inside the Gypsy Robe ceremony below! (more...)

Big Mean Sound Machine Releases Fourth Album 'Runnin' For The Ghost'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

In a time when people need to come together more than ever, Big Mean Sound Machine is spreading positivity through communal dance by creating music that moves people of all ages and backgrounds. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer, Sue Frost
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 24, 2017

Sue Frost is one of the most inspirational producers working on Broadway. In addition to her indefatigable generosity, Sue is one of the theatre's loudest advocates for new musicals. In addition to the Tony Award winning Memphis, Sue also produced MAKE ME A SONG, FIRST DATE, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, and one of Behind the Curtain's favorite musicals, this season's COME FROM AWAY. Sue pulls back the curtain on her career, including how a train ride to Washington DC cemented her journey, what was the impetus to produce COME FROM AWAY, and why she refunded 1,506 people in one night! Also, Sue walks us through the process of producing a new musical!  (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Presents SALUTE TO VIENNA New Year's Eve Concert 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

This holiday season, be enchanted by the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance and the delicate beauty of ballet. Inspired by Vienna's beloved New Year's Concert, this frothy celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with a full orchestra for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. Fall in love with a musical program that weaves highlights from Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus and Gypsy Princess with energetic overtures, Strauss waltzes including the Blue Danube and polkas from Vienna's golden age. Salute to Vienna New Year's Eve Concert delivers a new show every year with a fresh cast and program, when more than 50,000 concert-goers in 24 North American cities discover the timeless pleasure of Vienna's most beautiful music. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

HBO to Present True-Crime Story MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST, 5/15
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Erin Lee Carr (“Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop”) returns to HBO to explore another true-crime story in the age of social media in MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST, a shocking look at one of psychology's most controversial conditions: Munchausen by proxy syndrome. (more...)

Paul Iacono's PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE To Premiere at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Star of Mercury Fur, G.B.F., and MTV's The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, Paul Iacono stars along with the underground personalities of Downtown New York in the world premiere of his musical-cabaret epic, PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE at The Green Room 42 , Thursday, May 4th & Friday, May 5th 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for GROUNDHOG DAY
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2017

Groundhog Day opened last week at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos of the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Joseph Medeiros below! (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Photo Flash: La Mirada Stages Timeless Classic WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Kirstin Chavez Returns to the UK with One-Woman Show CARMEN: FIRE AND FATE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Following her debut solo recital at Cadogan Hall in 2016, internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chavez returns to the UK to perform her conceptual production Carmen - Fire and Fate, a one-woman show with dancing, drama and Bizet's stunning music. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for A PIECE OF MY HEART at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A Piece of My Heart is a powerful ensemble drama based on true stories from the women who served during the Vietnam War. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 21st, 2017 - 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' Opens Its Gates on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY officially brings sweet songs to Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's Marcus Choi Completes Cast for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will reunite and revisit Nick and Nora in a one-night-only concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. Feinstein's now announces that Allegiance star Marcus Choi (Wicked, Sweet Charity and more) will join the company as Yukido (replacing original star Thom Sesma who continues his run in Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company) with Daniel Walstad as Max Bernheim. (more...)

Maxim Gorky's THE LAST ONES to Make UK Debut at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Jermyn Street Theatre in collaboration with Upstart presents the UK premiere of MAXIM GORKY'S THE LAST ONES, translated by CATHY PORTER and directed by ANTHONY BIGGS. (more...)

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF Starring Imelda Staunton to be Screened at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's landmark play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance); Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, Stones In His Pockets, The Producers); Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre and Me And Orson Wells). (more...)

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