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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.


BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Shakespeare Theatre Center - A Fascinating Contemporary Treat
by Charles Shubow - Sep 26, 2016

Director Alan Paul takes risks with Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy. (more...)

Artistas del West End acompañarán a Joan Vázquez en su primer concierto en Londres
by Roberto Rodrguez - Sep 26, 2016

El cantante y actor de musicales Joan Vázquez (Hair, Merrily We Roll Along, Mamma Mia!, The History B) debutará en los escenarios londinenses el próximo 15 de octubre con su concierto Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute. Y en esta ocasión estará acompañado por reconocidos artistas del West End londinenses. (more...)

Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

The British Museum Acquires Rare Picasso Prints
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The British Museum has acquired sixteen important lithograph prints and three aquatint prints by Pablo Picasso covering the post-war period from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. This acquisition closes the last major gap in the British Museum's representation of Picasso's achievements as a printmaker. Highlighting key themes in his work from this period, including his relationship with the youthful and independent-minded Francoise Gilot, the lithographs were produced in Paris when he was working in close collaboration with the printer Fernand Mourlot. The large aquatints from the early 1950s show Picasso's experimentation with the painterly possibilities of the technique working with young printers at the Paris workshop of Roger Lacouriere  with whom he had first worked in the 1930s on the Vollard Suite. (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

Hairspray Delights the Stage at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Carissa Chesanek - Sep 26, 2016

A fun loving show with incredible cast and heartening tale of love and acceptance. (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Gets Ready for Presidential Head-to-Head with Clinton, Trump Puppet Debate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Clinton and Trump puppets made their debut in a Town Hall-style debate - a preview to the actual first scheduled debate between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump - earlier today, September 26, at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) at noon. BroadwayWorld was there and brought you footage LIVE - watch the video via Facebook below! (more...)

Goodpseed Musicals Announces Six Productions Planned for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, "2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

Sinatra Tribute Does It His Way To Celebrate Famous Recording
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The world's No1 Frank Sinatra, Stephen Triffitt, is coming to town on Sat 8 October to celebrate the golden anniversary of Ol' Blue Eyes' most famous recording - Sinatra Live at the Sands. A brand-new production called Frankly Sinatra features many of the songs from the classic album, performed just the way they were back in 1966. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Announces Winner of HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Dance-Off; Maddie Baillio Performs National Anthem
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On September 15th, NBC held a dance contest at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore to find one lucky dancer who will be part of the network's live telecast of HairPRAY LIVE! on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

RIGHT NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia to Present Special Election Performance 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia is a female-driven live talk show that blends the gab fest elements of daytime TV with traditional late-night comedy, topped off with the dark sparkly bite of neo-vaudeville acts from burlesque and cabaret. A night hosted by Carolyn feels like a teenage sleepover at your best friend's house: it's both comforting and full of new discoveries, and chock full of belly laughs. (more...)

Lena Hall Teases HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Costume
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Following her Tony-winning performance in the 2014 Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Yitzhak, Lena Hall is pulling a different wig out of the box and hitting the road as the title character for some cities along the production's national tour. The lucky followers of Hall's Instagram got an early sneak peek of the actress in part of her costume; check out the photo she posted below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JERSEY BOYS in Manila; Show Runs Thru Oct. 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) production of Broadway and West End smash musical JERSEY BOYS 'opened to a thunderous standing ovation on Friday at the Meralco Theatre. JERSEY BOYS is fashioned like a behind-the-scenes documentary, using the four seasons--winter, spring, summer, fall--as a device to neatly tell the story of the group's rise and fall--and subsequent rise.' -ABS-CBNNews.com (more...)

Winter Park Theatre Presents BEYOND THERAPY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Christopher Durang comedy, 'Beyond Therapy', from September 30-October 9, 2016. (more...)

Theatre Under the Stars Presents THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars would like (if we may) to introduce the cast of the upcoming TUTS production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

HAMILTON, SPONGEBOB, and GLEE Stars to Sing at POLKADOTS Musical Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. (more...)

Line-Up Announced for Second Annual Poppy Seed Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Riding the successful wave of last year's festivities, the second Poppy Seed Theatre Festival continues to provide a unique proposition to theatre makers by embracing the development of some of the best Melbourne-based independent artists to present the premiere of four ambitious new works over five weeks from 8 November – 11 December 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Whitney Bashor Performs 'Stand Fast' from HIMSELF AND NORA Album, Out Today!
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - from iTunes and other digital formats today, Friday, September 23. Physical copies will be available online and in stores Friday, October 7. The new musical features book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. Watch a new video of the show's leading lady Whitney Bashor performing the song 'Stand Fast' below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three Presents THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Take a trip back to the 1980s, a time when Hair was big, greed was good, collars were popped, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer'sscore is one of the best in the last ten years!  (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

Theatre Under the Stars Introduces the Cast of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars would like to introduce the cast of the upcoming TUTS production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

GSN to Present FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS Horror-Themed Programming Block This October
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today it has obtained telecast rights to 13 episodes of the hidden camera/comedy horror TV show SCARE TACTICS, hosted by actor/comedian Tracy Morgan. (more...)

'PHANTASMAGORIA' to Premiere at La MaMa This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

La MaMa presents the world premiere of Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand, written by Chana Porter and puppetry by Benjamin Stuber. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Andy Moss Talks GHOST THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 23, 2016

Actor Andy Moss is best known for his roles on TV dramas like Hollyoaks, Doctors and Cutting It, but he's currently taking on a very different challenge: the UK tour of Ghost the Musical, performing alongside Sarah Harding. (more...)

NYC's New World Stages' Puppeteered CLINTON AND TRUMP DEBATE Previews This Monday, Sept. 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a "joke" or "no laughing matter" or somewhere in between, take heart:   the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy AVENUE Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a HILLARY CLINTON puppet and DONALD TRUMP puppet to its acting company of people and puppets.  (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, September 23, 2016
by - Sep 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, September 23, 2016! (more...)

NewFest to Honor Tituss Burgess with First Voice & Visibility Award This Fall
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

NewFest - the Film and Media Arts organization that will present its annual festival of LGBT cinema from October 20 to October 25 in partnership with Outfest and sponsored by HBO - announced today that Emmy Award-nominated actor Tituss Burgess ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') will be receiving NewFest's very first Voice & Visibility Award during the festival. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 9/26 - 10/7 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 9/26 - 10/7, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Review: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at the Hillman Center Provides Magical and Mesmerizing Experience
by Mike Mekus - Sep 22, 2016

Ben Vereen takes audience members through a poignant and mesmerizing night, reliving his fondest performance memories, emotional triumphs and tribulations from his career, homage to his idols, and all of his best Broadway highlights. (more...)

James Vincent Meredith, Henry Godinez and Susan Padveen to Headline RED VELVET Post-Show Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Three of Chicago's leading theater artists - actor James Vincent Meredith, and director/educators Henry Godinez of Northwestern University and Susan Padveen of Columbia College will appear following performances of the play detailing the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. The three each have a unique and personal connection to the play's themes.  (more...)

Ramin Karimloo to Return to Broadway as 'Gleb' in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The producers of the new musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), have just announced that Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will star as Gleb. (more...)

Sting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company is hosting world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for tonight's performance. (more...)

PR: BRASS shoots for Season 2 with Crowdsourcing Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Battleground Productions is crowdfunding via Hatchfund for the Second Season of the Audio version of BRASS, a Steampunk adventure serial about a family of science geniuses in a war with a criminal Mastermind in 19th century London. (more...)

AVENUE Q Enters the Race with Clinton and Trump Puppet Debate Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a 'joke' or 'no laughing matter' or somewhere in between, take heart: the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy Avenue Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a Hillary Clinton puppet and Donald Trump puppet to its acting company of people and puppets. (more...)

WNO Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 9/22-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2016-2017 season with a new-to-Washington staging of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece of romantic comedy-The Marriage of Figaro, September 22-October 2, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. One of opera's most enduring and beloved classics, The Marriage of Figaro tells an upstairs/downstairs story of love, lust, seduction, infidelity, and ultimately, forgiveness, all set to some of the most sublime and memorable music ever written. (more...)

HAMILTON Announces New Block of Seats On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today the addition of 26 more weeks for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) putting tickets on sale for performances through September 17, 2017.    (more...)

BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 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 Seattle premiere at The Paramount Theatre for two weeks from October 19 - 30. To purchase tickets, visit stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $30. (more...)

BWW Review: Spotlight Players of Canton Offers a Compelling and Passionate Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC Thru Sep 25
by Anton Anderssen - Sep 22, 2016

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Alicia Keys and Anthony Hamilton Open Up About Their Lives & Art On NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

In two new installments of the Noteworthy video documentary series, NPR Music takes an intimate look at how artists Alicia Keys and Anthony Hamilton make music that millions of fans love. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the full lineup of its thirteenth annual PRELUDE Festival.  Dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, PRELUDE 2016 features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance.  The festival gives audiences and artists a survey of the current moment in New York via in-process performances, conversations, and workshops. (more...)

BWW Review: Patti LuPone: No Monkeying Around in Worcester
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 21, 2016

Music Worcester had a grand opening to its 157th season last night at beautiful Mechanics Hall, a treasure in downtown Worcester, presenting Patti LuPone in her latest solo concert program, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY. She shared the stage with her fantastic musical director/accompanist Joseph Thalken, and was joined by The Worcester Chorus for several songs in the second act. It was thrilling to hear so many signature songs performed live by one of the great Broadway divas. (more...)

Iridesense Releases New Single 'One Heart' Today for World Peace Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

With the International Day of Peace a.k.a. 'World Peace Day' today, September 21st, Long Island's own Iridesense (who've been together with the same lineup for over 20 years!) is getting ready to release their new single 'One Heart'. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Casting for Season-Opening MAMA'S BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Rob Urbinati's Mama's Boy, which runs October 18 through November 6 at the New Brunswick theatre. Betsy Aidem (Broadway's All the Way, GSP's God of Carnage) stars as Marguerite Oswald, the headstrong mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, played by Michael Goldsmith (TV's Doctor Who, Gotham).  (more...)

Casa Manana Presents A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Casa Mañana Theatre presents A Year with Frog and Toad as the opening production of their 2016 – 2017 Children's Theatre season. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

ELEGANTE...A MOSTLY TRUE STORY Comes to TADA! Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Elegante Productions presents Elegante…A Mostly True Story, a new play written & directed by JAMES ARONSON. The show will begin a limited Off-Broadway run at TADA! Youth Theater (15 West 28th Street, 2nd floor) on September 16th & will run through September 25th. Krystle Henninger* serves as Stage Manager. (more...)

BWW Review: BRING IT ON at the University of Utah Brings a Youthful Energy
by Tyler Hinton - Sep 21, 2016

The University of Utah's production of BRING IT ON, which is the first in Utah since the national tour arrived more than two years ago, captivates with a youthful energy. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Ruthie Ann Miles and More to Sing 'BABY MAKIN' HITS' at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A bunch of Broadway's best will come together to sing some soulful new music October 4th at The Cutting Room. Mary Bridget Davies, Jerry Dixon, Trent Armand Kendall, Kingsley Leggs, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Charles Rooney, Christina Sajous and others will perform in Brett Macias' Neruda and Shakespeare: Baby Makin' Hits in New York at 7:30pm. (more...)

Five Broadway Stars Announce Performances at Neil Berg's 100 Years of Hollywood at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Following the enthusiastic response to Neil Berg's hit Broadway revue 100 Years of Broadway, creator Neil Berg returns with an all new show, Neil Berg's 100 Years of Hollywood, a musical revue of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's greatest movie musicals and classic films. This highly anticipated engagement features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band and is set to perform at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m.  (more...)

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