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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.



Phil Vassar's American Soul Launch Celebrates America in Weeklong Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Phil Vassar, the award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, drops his ninth studio album, American Soul, on Friday, December 2, 2016 with a unique, weeklong celebration of American ideals. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Strut Into San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will perform a limited engagement at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd.) January 24-29, 2017. (more...)

STOMP to Bring Innovative Percussion to Queen Elizabeth Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its anticipated return to Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from January 13 to 15, 2017. (more...)

Tickets On Sale for HAMILTON San Francisco Tour Stop 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and SHN announced today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on-sale to the public on Monday, December 12 at 10 AM.  Tickets will be available for performances March 10, 2017 through August 5, 2017.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Regional Awards Update - Avi Kushnir, Roni Dalumi in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards Update - Sava Cook, Kerinne Walls in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN to Perform New Version of 'Friend Like Me' Live on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The cast of Disney's Aladdin, led by Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), will perform a never-before-seen version of the show-stopping production number "Friend Like Me" live from the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. (more...)

ProfNet Expert Roundup: Trump Presidency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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BWW Review: CHRISTMAS CAROL at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Dec 5, 2016

Scrooge saves Crachit family and Christmas for 143rd straight year. (more...)

MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR to Premiere on 12/9 at 9PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR will premiere on December 9 at 9PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peter Van Norden in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ('NCIS,' RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10, followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. The show is currently in previews for a run through December 24, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Further Casting Confirmed for THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Further casting has been confirmed for the sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer, the hilarious musical based on the hit film, ahead of its arrival at the King's Theatre in Glasgow on April 18 for five nights. (more...)

BWW Review: One More Week To See THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE: REVISITED
by Don Grigware - Dec 5, 2016

One thing is perfectly clear. Jane Wagner's perspective of the 80s, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is a brilliant piece of writing. When Lily Tomlin performed it in the 80s (the film version was released in 1991) as a one-woman play, portraying all twelve characters, the charm of the play was watching Tomlin's ingenious skill. She flawlessly slipped in and out of all the characters, female and male, without changing makeup, Hair or clothes. It was a phenomenal performance. Now thirty years later, Wagner and Tomlin have adapted the work for a cast of 12 actors under the direction of Ken Sawyer, which opened in October and has been extended until December 11 only at the LGBT Center on the Ed Gould Plaza at McCadden Place, Hollywood. (more...)

Madonna Raise Over 7.5 Million Dollars for 'Raising Malawi'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Madonna's evening of music, art, mischief and performance raised over 7.5 million dollars for the superstar's Raising Malawi foundation during Art Basel on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, FL. (more...)

Alex Bernstein Releases Memoir, PIRKNIB
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In his new memoir 'Plrknib' (www.amazon.com/Plrknib/dp/B01N3RD9E2) Alex Bernstein takes the I'm with the Band notion from 'Almost Famous' and flips it into I'm with the Comics. At 16, Bernstein was the youngest regular at Cincinnati's legendary comedy club, d.w. eye, desperately trying to balance high school with writing and performing at night. As the pressure to keep up with the older comics grew, he looked for something - some edge - to help him compete. And then he found one: Plrknib - the perfect joke. But using the joke came with a terrible, terrible price. Set against the bohemian, downtown comedy boom of the early '80s, 'Plrknib' is a breezy, bittersweet, and compelling story about love, friendship, and finding your own punchlines. Early reviews say: 'Hysterical, edge-of-your-seat drama.' 'The Power of Jokes permeates this book...in a way rarely seen in fiction.' 'I felt as though I was on stage with him 30 years ago.' About the Book: 'Plrknib' is published by Prom on Mars and is available for sale at Amazon and other online retailers, as well as to order from most bookstores. The paperback (ISBN 978-0-9913135-4-9) retails for U.S. $6.99. The ebook (ISBN 978-0-9913135-3-2) retails for U.S. $1.99. Book website: www.plrknib.com Publisher website: www.promonmars.com About the Author: Alex Bernstein is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer and the author of 'Miserable Holiday Stories'. His work appears at McSweeney's, NewPopLit, The Big Jewel, Litro, The Rumpus, MonkeyBicycle, Corvus, BluePrintReview, Yankee Pot Roast, Swink, Hobo Pancakes, Gi60, The Legendary, Back Hair Advocate, and PopImage, among others. Contact: Alex Bernstein alexb0917@gmail.com (more...)

Preview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The producers of Indecent - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER! Balances the Dark and Light
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 5, 2016

The new professional production of the classic musical OLIVER! at Pioneer Theatre Company strikes a nice balance between the squalor of the story and the optimism of the score. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BWW Takes You On the Red Carpet at the Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld was live on Facebook last night catching up with all the stars on the red carpet at the premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. See who we got to talk to, including Aaron Tveit, Darren Criss, Terrence Mann, and more! (more...)

OSFUG at UCB Sunset & SF Sketchfest
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In January 2017, the New York-based OSFUG The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show will perform three shows in California: the first at the Upright Citizens Bridge (UCB) Theatre Sunset in Hollywood on Monday, January 9th, and the following two on Friday, January 13th and Saturday, January 14th during their return trip to the SF Sketchfest in San Francisco. (more...)

Join BWW on Facebook Live For The DEAR EVAN HANSEN Red Carpet Beginning at 6PM EST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld will be streaming LIVE from the red carpet of the opening night of Dear Evan Hansen beginning around 6PM EST. Tune in at Facebook.com/BroadwayWorld to see your favorite stars walk the red carpet! (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park to Present AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS and A BREAKTHROUGH FAMILY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents two Christmas productions: 'An Old Fashioned Christmas' (December 9-12) and 'A Breakthrough Family Christmas' (December 16-19). (more...)

Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: See The New York Post's Cindy Adams Make her Broadway Debut as Grizabella!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Dec 2, 2016

The New York Post's legendary gossip columnist, Cindy Adams, just made her Broadway debut during the curtain call of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS as Grizabella. She might not be Mamie's understudy, but she was there to promote her eighth annual Blessing of the Animals on December 11, 2016 at Christ Church (524 Park Avenue), which includes a procession of animals to the altar for blessing. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Coming to The Plaza Live
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

???????The Plaza Live is pleased to announce the hilarious hit musical DISENCHANTED! will play 10 performances between Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 20, 2017. Individual tickets for DISENCHANTED! will go on sale Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10 a.m.  (more...)

BWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-Wixson
by Shari Barrett - Dec 2, 2016

Surely most theatre folks have seen productions of the fabulous musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, making the show the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway, based on the original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the 1967 Universal Pictures film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, the current production directed by Anne Gesling for the Y.E.S. Youth/Teen Program at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre is just as good as many adult production I have seen, given the cast's talent, Gesling's spot-on fast-paced direction and fabulous 1920's costuming, Daniel Koh's musical direction creating wonderful cast harmonies, and creative choreography by Lauren Blair. (more...)

Bright Star Touring Theatre Comes to Texas with LEGENDS OF THE LONE STAR STATE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

It is no secret that Texans are proud of their heritage.  That is why, every March, school children from Amarillo to Brownsville celebrate Texas History Month.  This year, Bright Star Touring Theatre will be helping Texas' schools, libraries and theaters celebrate the legends, heroes and tall tales that make up Texas History with their brand new live theater show Legends of the Lone Star State. (more...)

OBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during December and January - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order Today; Full Tracklist!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen, released on Atlantic Records, is available for pre-order today, Friday, December 2 at all DSPs here. (more...)

Original 'Belle' Susan Egan Joins THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After eight sold-out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala return to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies at Feinstein's/54 Below on January 29th, 2017 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. (more...)

British Columbia Launches Largest Fitness, health, and Wellness Event, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

TORONTO, ON - Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the canfitpro Vancouver Fitness Expo on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards Update - Simon Gleeson, Rachelle Ann Go in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Gibson, Megan Mahoney Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, December 2, 2016
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Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, December 2, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CHRISTMAS INN at Westchester Broadway Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents CHRISTMAS INN, with Book and Original Lyrics by Kathy Keating Wheeler & Bob Fitzsimmons, and Original Music and Arrangements by Steven Silverstein. Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford with Musical Direction by Ryan Edward Wise, the production runs now through December 23rd, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BPA's A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL begins tonight, December 2, at Bainbridge Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ritual Beard Emerges into the Beard Care Market
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents IT WAS A VERY GOOD YULE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre celebrates the holidays by renewing a cabaret tradition, It Was a Very Good Yule, opening Dec. 8, 2016 in Club Moo (the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre). (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse to Launch New Works Series with FRIDA Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced the launch of a new works program to incubate and develop new musicals for the stage. The program is helmed by Matt Schicker and will kick off on Monday, December 5 at 3:30PM at Pearl Studios in New York, NY, with an invite-only Actors' Equity Association stage reading of Frida, a musical with book and lyrics by Michael Aman and music by Dana P. Rowe. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards Update - Tiziano D'Affuso, Jaysen Wright in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

LA LA LAND, FENCES Among 2016 Critics' Choice Award Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD for movies were revealed today. Topping the list with 12 nominations is Damien Chazelle's musical LA LA LAND, receiving nods for best picture, best director, best actor (Ryan Gosling) and best actress (Emma Stone). (more...)

Lionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

See what's happening at the Cutting Room! (more...)

Jay Alan Zimmerman Brings The Holiday Songs of "Broadway's Beethoven" to Lincoln Center as Part of Broadway's Future Songbook Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow continues its twenty-sixth season on Saturday, December 10th 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...)

Tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale This Month in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The New Orleans Theatre Association has announced individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. (more...)

Jan Kudelka to Bring Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash to Hugh's Room This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards Update - Mark Koeck, Laura Hodos Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY Does It Again at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Dec 1, 2016

Because Britney Spears grew up in the spotlight, we've seen her as a singer, an actress, a girl, a woman, and everything in between. One thing we haven't seen is Britney the Broadway star, but since that seems about as likely as the second coming of Britney and Justin, it's a damn good thing BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY exists. On November 16, a group of Broadway performers came together at Feinstein's/54 Below for exactly what the name suggests---a deep dive into Britney's oeuvre---and, as far as Britney homages go, the show hit all quadrants, running the gamut from playful impersonations to cleverly reworked gems. (more...)

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