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From its stunning Broadway premiere in 1968, Hair defined the "rock musical," exuberantly celebrating the hippie counterculture, anti-war movement and sexual revolution of the 1960s with a rainbow score of hits - including "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," and "Easy to be Hard" - that have become ingrained in pop culture. Let down your long, beautiful hair, pull out the tie-dye and celebrate this groundbreaking American journey as we "Let the Sunshine In!"



HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, and tells the story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. The 2009 revival, directed by Diane Paulus, won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.


BRIGHT STAR Concludes Broadway Run Today, 6/26
by Louisa Brady - Jun 26, 2016

Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will play its final Broadway performance today, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Nonprofit Knights of Rizal Celebrates with Ali Ewoldt, PHANTOM's first Asian-American Christine
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 26, 2016

Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jhett Tolentino, producing partner of Joan Raffe and Deputy Chapter Commander of The Order of the Knights of Rizal-N.Y., a nonprofit that upholds the ideologies of the Philippines' National Hero, Jose Rizal, held a fundraiser last Friday, June 24, which simultaneously celebrated Filipino-American (FilAm) Broadway actress Ali Ewoldt's recent career milestone: becoming the first woman of color to play the coveted role of Christine Daae in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Broadway's longest-running musical. (more...)

BWW Flashback: 'Sun's Gonna Shine' on Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, Closing Today on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2016

Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, plays its final Broadway performance today, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through Bright Star's journey on Broadway! (more...)

HAMILTON Adds Extra Matinee on 7/12 to Fundraise for Hillary Clinton
by Louisa Brady - Jun 25, 2016

An extra matinee of HAMILTON has been added for Tuesday, July 12th to fundraise for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The Hillary Clinton Fund reportedly rented out the theatre and purchased all of the seats for the performance. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry On Overcoming Failure
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

In an inspiring video, Goldsberry explains how she overcame the obstacles that she felt were causing her to fail on stage. (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 Album to be Released in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed release of LOST WEST END in 2015, an album highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release"; Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the release of LOST WEST END 2 on July 29. (more...)

Music, Musicals, Art and More Slated for The Grand's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

As a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers, The Grand 1894 Opera House continues to produce an annual performing arts season that delivers 'living in the moment' entertainment experiences that capture the imagination of its audiences. Its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season will include many such memorable events. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with an array of performances that represent the range of music, dance and theater that have been seen and heard on its stages since opening night of September 29, 1986. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the Original London Cast Recording of KYLE RIABKO's Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined in digital formats today, Friday, June 24. (more...)

Casting Announced for TWYLA THARP AND THREE DANCES at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Twyla Tharp and Three Dances, the previously announced program conceived and directed by Twyla Tharp and featuring two classics and one premiere, will be presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation for two weeks next month, July 10-23, in its intimate Chelsea home, located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

MAD Unveils Artist Studios Program Residents and Van Lier Arts Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announces the newest session of its Artist Studios Residency Program and Van Lier Fellowship. The selected artists, all of whom will be assigned studio space in the Museum from June through September, are Austin Ballard, Cristina Dias, Pamela Liou, Aqeel Malcolm, Patrice Renee Washington, Mallory Weston, and Sarah Zapata. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Cady Huffman in SHEAR MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, are proud to welcome Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman to the cast of Shear Madness. Cady assumes the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast is Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas.  Adam Gerber, who created the role of Mike Thomas, has replaced Jeremy Kushnier in the role of Eddie Lawrence. (more...)

NJPAC Free Concert Series Kicks Off in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

When DJ Felix Hernandez fired up his turntables for his debut at New Jersey Performing Arts Center's (NJPAC) outdoor summer concert series nearly two decades ago, people were literally dancing in the streets. (more...)

Time Inc.'s New Brand INSTANT Officially Launches at VidCon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

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BEAUTIFUL National Tour Coming to The Smith Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are thrilled to announce that the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway sensation BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer-songwriter, will make its Las Vegas premiere at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for two weeks, Sept. 20 - Oct. 2, 2016. (more...)

Cast Set for TWYLA THARP AND THREE DANCES at The Joyce Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Twyla Tharp and Three Dances, the previously announced program conceived and directed by Twyla Tharp and featuring two classics and one premiere, will be presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation for two weeks next month, July 10-23, in its intimate Chelsea home, located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. Part of the Pathways to Dance Upstate/Downstate initiative, Twyla Tharp and Three Dances will feature a company of long-time Tharp dancers along with new members.  John Selya, Matthew Dibble, Daniel Baker, Ramona Kelley, Amy Ruggiero, Eva Trapp, Nicholas Coppula, Kaitlyn Gilliland and Reed Tankersley make up the company. On the program are two Tharp classics, Brahms Paganini and Country Dances, and a new work, Beethoven Opus 130, set to Beethoven's Opus of the same title having its world premiere at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on June 30. This presentation, one of the must-see cultural events of the summer, marks the first time Tharp's company will perform on The Joyce's stage in almost 12 years. Tickets range in price from $10-$75 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/24/2016 - BRIGHT STAR and THE KING AND I Close and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 24, 2016

This weekend's big news: Goodspeed's starry new take on BYE BYE BIRDIE begins tonight, plus it's your last chance to see Broadway's BRIGHT STAR and THE KING AND I before they close Sunday! (more...)

Before HAMILTON, Before 1776: Three Revolutionary Broadway Musicals
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Three lesser-known Broadway musicals that drew their stories from the Spirit of '76. (more...)

PayByPhone Enables Apple Pay and Launches Next Generation, Location Aware, iOS App
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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Bid To Meet FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein, Support The Actors Fund
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers four tickets for the hit revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, plus a $250 gift card to Glass House Tavern. (more...)

LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography. Adapted by Stacey Weingarten (NYMF: Les Enfants de Paris, Rescue Rue) with additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson, the cast of 14 includes Spencer Clark (Regional: West Side Story, Romeo In Your Arms), Carson Higgins (Nat. Tour: American Idiot; NYMF: The Runaway Clone), Larry Hamilton (Off Bway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Captain Louie), Catherine Landeta (Regional: The King and I, Avenue Q, Bat Boy), Melissa Hunter McCann (TV: 'Tony Awards'; NY: Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Encore's Paint Your Wagon), Gabrielle McClinton (Bway: Pippin; 1st Nat. Tour: American Idiot), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: Annie, The Producers, Singin' in the Rain), Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera; NYMF: Bedbugs!!!), Ashley Talluto (Nat. Tour: Flashdance, West Side Story), Michael Jayne Walker (Regional: Hair, Godspell, Tommy), and Amy Whitcomb (TV: 'The Voice;' 'The Sing-Off'). LUDO's Broken Bride is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. (more...)

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre's ROCK OF AGES Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Are you ready Grand Lake?  Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre opens Rock Of Ages Friday, June 24, at 8:00pm.  We want to take you back to the time of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger Hair!!  Set in L.A.'s infamous sunset strip in 1987, the music of Journey, Styx, and Bon Jovi--just to name a few--will drag you down memory lane.  Don't forget your air guitar and join us for the fun!! (more...)

Ektor Rivera Will Join the Cast of ON YOUR FEET! This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman just announced that acclaimed Puerto Rican performer Ektor Rivera - winner of the Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Simon Fuller reality series 'Q'Viva! The Chosen' - to make his Broadway debut as Emilio Estefan in ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. Rivera joins Theater World Award-winning Cuban-American actress Ana Villafañe, named one of The Hollywood Reporter's top Broadway Breakout Stars of the Year for her 'star-is-born, supernova debut' (Deadline) as Gloria Estefan.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has unveiled full casting for Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, which will star previously announced Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' (more...)

Alley Theatre's Summer Chills Series to Continue with Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie's Spider's Web, Agatha Christie's only comedy thriller, beginning performances July 12 in the Hubbard Theatre. The popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series returns to the Alley after a two-year break and offers a cool escape from the summer heat. The series is the perfect introduction to live theatre for first-timers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LEGALLY BLONDE at California Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's Exquisite THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by Peter Nason - Jun 23, 2016

Melissa Minyard, Kelly Pekar and Nick Lerew shine in this beautiful production. (more...)

VIDEO: Carole King Reflects On BEAUTIFUL's 1,000th Performance
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

The American music legend was reluctant to have her life story turned into a musical, but now she delights in the joy it shares. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - A Week in New York Part 1
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - Jun 23, 2016

This past week, I took a visit to New York City. While I was there, I was able to partake in many activities, all centered around the arts. Here is what I did during a part of my week in the Big Apple! (more...)

'ECHOES: City, Society, Conflict & Self in Hungarian Photography' Opens This Week at Alma Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Opening on June 24th at Alma Gallery, 'Echoes: City, Society, Conflict & Self in Hungarian Photography,' is the second of two linked exhibitions that celebrate Hungarian photography from László Moholy-Nagy to today. (more...)

Onelink Safety App Delivers Powerful, Practical Personal Protection
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

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Bid To See Lin-Manuel Miranda's Final HAMILTON Performance, Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Michael Dale - Jun 22, 2016

July 9th is the hottest ticket for Broadway's hottest ticket as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Phillipa Soo leave their HAMILTON roles. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA
by David Clarke - Jun 22, 2016

In July 2012, HIMSELF AND NORA premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In 2014, Jay Records released HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Following the steamy romance between James Joyce and his muse, Nora, the musical has returned to New York in a lush Off-Broadway production at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Recently, I sat down with Michael McCormick, who plays John Joyce, Ezra Pound, and others, to chat about the show. (more...)

TRIP OF LOVE Becomes Longest Running Show to Play Stage 42
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Trip of Love, the 1960's pop music spectacular,breaks the Stage 42 house record, becoming the theater's longest running tenant. At the matinee on Wednesday, June 22, Trip of Love will have played 305 performances (including 24 preview performances). This breaks standing house record held by the 2003 musical Fame on 42nd Street, which ran for a total of 304 performances (including 40 previews) at the same venue when it was previously called The Little Shubert Theater. (more...)

Innovative New Laser Hair Removal System Now Available In Canada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

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AUDIO: 13 HAMILTON-Inspired #EduHam Performances By NYC Students
by Michael Dale - Jun 22, 2016

Hear songs and raps created by students attending special #EduHam Wednesday matinee performances. (more...)

Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Creative Cauldron's 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1st through September 19th at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. (more...)

Cut 'FOOTLOOSE' at SCERA Shell This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

It's summer and a great time to be footloose and fancy-free. Well, the audience must supply its own version of fancy free, but the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre can provide the footloose factor when one of the most explosive movie musicals of all time - "Footloose" - takes to the live stage July 1-16. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's New #Ham4Ham Host Rory O'Malley Mashes Up With Aaron Tveit in 360º
by Michael Dale - Jun 22, 2016

The current King George will be taking over hosting responsibilities after Miranda leaves on July 9th. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Karen Olivo, Eden Espinosa & More Will Mentor Students at 2016 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS have announced the industry coaches for the eighth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 27th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

The Community Players to Stage STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Community Player wrap up their 95th season with Robert Harling's comedy/drama, 'Steel Magnolias'. set in 1980's Chinquapin, Louisiana, the action takes place in Tryvy's beauty salon, where all the important women in town gather on Saturdays for Hair care, gossip and support. Through clouds of Hairspray and over the buzz of Hairdryers, six wsouthern belles full of sass and brass enjoy devoted friendships and non-stop laughter. 'Steel Magnolias' is a laugh-filled story that touches on love, loss and enduring friendship. (more...)

Manoa Valley Theatre to Close Out 2015-16 Season with LYSISTRATA JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

concludes its 2015-16 season with the musical comedy Lysistrata Jones, by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn.  This hit from the 2012 Broadway season is the story of the Athens University basketball team who hasn't won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop "giving it up" to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. (more...)

SQUEEZE MY CANS Set for Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Greenhouse Theater's 'Solo Celebration!' continues with 'Squeeze My Cans,' a limited engagement autobiographical solo-play written and performed by Cathy Schenkelberg and directed by Shirley Anderson. Making its Chicago premiere, Schenkelberg shares a glimpse behind the velvet curtain of Scientology in this strangely hilarious and unbelievable story of resilience, loss, and extraterrestrials. 'Squeeze My Cans' runs July 14 - July 24 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Avenue); the press performance is July 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

A Class Act NY Sets Upcoming Summer Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?For the eleventh summer in a row, A Class Act NY is offering a half-dozen unique acting camps for young actors, ages 5-18.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Coming to San Diego's Civic Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its San Diego premiere at The Civic Theatre for 1 week, August 2-7. To purchase tickets, visit broadwaysd.com or call 619-570-1100. (more...)

Ana Villafane & Keala Settle Join BROADWAY UP, GUNS DOWN Benefit; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

'Broadway Up, Guns Down' is charity benefit concert in response to the tragic mass shooting that occurred at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  On Monday June 27th at 8pm, Broadway artists will unite to uplift through song honoring the beautiful lives lost. All funds raised will go directly to the Zebra Coalition in Orlando, FL. A LGTBQ youth based non-for-profit currently offering assistance in Orlando. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

PERISCOPE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Says Jonathan Groff Will Be In HAMILTON Filmed Performance
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

HAMILTON's author/star makes his debut on social media's Periscope. (more...)

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