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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.

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Harry and Chris 2
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2017

BWW speaks to Harry and Chris about bringing Harry and Chris 2 to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 6/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical "The Bridges of Madison County" at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, "The Bridges of Madison County" first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

BWW Vlog: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa Mañana Sarah Youngblood and Sydney Dotson chat about the Apprentice Program!
by Casa Manana - Jul 21, 2017

Episode 1: Catch up with Casa Manana's Apprentice Program and see how rehearsals are going for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON! Stay tuned to meet additional members of the cast, see rehearsal footage and more. BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON runs August 4-6, 2017 at Casa Manana! (more...)

First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ to Open at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Opening next Friday, July 28, Bard SummerScape presents the long overdue American staged premiere of Dimitrij (1882). Set to a libretto by Marie Cervinkova-Riegrova, one of the relatively few 19th-century women to contribute to the genre, Antonín Dvorák's grand opera is rarely produced outside the Czech Republic, and only received its U.S. concert premiere more than a century after its composition. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde, the third mainstage production from The LEXington Theatre Company, opened last night, and features original choreography by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde), as well as original Broadway cast members Kevin Pariseau and Chico the Chihuahua. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)

Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! Reunion and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, the cast of CATS, the New Writers at 54! series, and a HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! reunion concert. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: Leslie Jordan EXPOSED as Frank and Funny at the Metropolitan Room
by Troy Frisby - Jul 21, 2017

Part coming-of-age story and part lighthearted Hollywood expose, one thing you can't say about Leslie Jordan's latest show is that the star is lacking in material. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HairSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW Review: BACK TO THE 80S at Theatre In The Park
by Sara Brown - Jul 20, 2017

It's big Hair, even bigger music numbers, and a little Star Wars as Theatre in the Park takes audiences BACK TO THE 80S. (more...)

New WEDtalk Podcasts Help Couples Navigate the Complex Process of Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Planning
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017


EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Tom Ballard
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Tom Ballard about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Problematic. (more...)

Casa Mañana's 2017 Apprentice Program presents BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Casa Mañana's 2017 Apprentice Program is excited to present Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, August 4-6, 2017. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Yianni Agisilaou
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Yianni Agisilaou about bringing Pockets of Equality to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Upcoming Nashville Theater Auditions (7/20/17)
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret Takes Audiences on a Flashback to Y2K
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Hair flips and high kicks, this sexy dance variety show takes audiences on a nostalgic trip on August 4th, 2017 AT THE DUPLEX CABARET, NYC'S HISTORIC CABARET THEATER. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS to Bring Beauty to Roxy Regional Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This summer, beat the heat and come on down to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is 'there is no such thing as natural beauty' and all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their Hair done. The Roxy Regional Theatre presents Robert Harling's stage hit STEEL MAGNOLIAS, July 28 through August 19. (more...)

Christine Pedi Signs on for Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

"Lady of 1,000 Voices" Christine Pedi, star of Broadway's Chicago, Talk Radio and Little Me and daily host of SiriusXM Radio's On Broadway channel, will return to Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series for one show only, on July 30 at 7:00 PM, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

by Johnna Leary - Jul 19, 2017

Wild Horses is a charming, energetic coming of age story of teenage rebellion and romance in the 1970's expertly performed in a solo show by Kate Udall. Written by Allison Gregory and in the National New Play Network premiere, a single unnamed woman recounts a single summer from her teenage years when she and her friends experiment with sex, drinking and finding freedom, among typical teenage highs and heartbreaks within their families and social circles. The central theme tying the summer of memories together is the horses kept in terrible conditions on a nearby ranch and the woman and her friends' attempts to set the horses free. (more...)

Hackmatack Playhouse Opens STEEL MAGNOLIAS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Six women, three generations. This is the foundation of "Steel Magnolias," the show opening next week at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick. It is also the story of the six actors who were cast in this story of a group of gossipy southern ladies who meet at a small town beauty parlor.  (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN Rolls Into Starlight 7/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten! brings its rib-tickling North American tour to Starlight Theatre for six performances July 25-30. (more...)

New Virtual Reality F1 Experience At Madame Tussauds Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017


BWW Review: WIG OUT! at Studio Theatre
by Jenny Minich - Jul 19, 2017

Director Kent Gash charges the space with electricity and ardent, sincere emotion. Gash asks a lot of his cast in an intimate setting; Wig Out! is a physically immersive experience. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristen Hensley And Jen Smedley of MOM'S NIGHT OUT: SUMMER BREAK TOUR
by Christy Brooks - Jul 18, 2017

So, there is this duo of dynamite ladies who sling comedic prose like yesterday's dirty diaper but when it lands, smells a whole lot better. They are intelligent, witty, and downright ornery in every positive way possible. Their names are Kristen Hensley and Jen Smedley and they are the stars and genius creators of the web series, #IMOMSOHARD. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stands Up for Freedom with the NYCLU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Just last night, the NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union) hosted its 15th Annual "Broadway Stands Up For Freedom" Concert, and Mr. Harry Belafonte was honored with the inaugural "Freedom Award" for his lifetime dedication to fighting for civil rights and civil liberties. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'I Feel Most Myself When I Am Acting': A Conversation with GREASE's Chelsea Williams
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 18, 2017

"I think other people first recognized that I was geared to being a performer. I didn't necessarily recognize that myself, but when I performed in my first musical in high school, I suddenly said to myself 'Nothing else makes me feel like this. I felt these amazing vibrations between me and the audience and me and the rest of the people on stage; I felt connected to the world - more like my true self myself that I had ever felt before, and that's how I knew." Chelsea Williams is talking about discovering her vocation as an actress and the creative journey which has taken her to the nation's leading theatres. This July and August the Windham, Maine, native returns to her home state to play Sandy in Maine State Music Theatre's production of Grease, which begins its run at the Pickard Theater on July 19. Williams made her MSMT debut last summer as Sophie in MSMT's blockbuster hit, Mamma Mia!, reprising the role that constituted her big career breakthrough. Like Mamma Mia!, Grease is blessed with an unforgettable score and a story that is both endearing and totally joyous, and the new MSMT production in which Williams stars promises to be the mega hit of the company's summer season. (more...)

VIDEO: See Clive Owen Wax Poetic in New Trailer for Broadway's M. BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. Butterfly, directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, stars Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen. M. Butterfly will open on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street) on October 26, 2017. Previews begin on October 7, 2017. Click below to see Owen in a brand-new trailer for the show! (more...)

Kohler Co. Announces Grand Opening of LODGE KOHLER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017


BWW Review: Revolutionary HAIR Still Wows at GLOW Lyric Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Jul 18, 2017

Director Jenna Tamisiea and music director Christian Elser put a talented cast through a physical and emotional journey that still feels revolutionary. They'll wow you with their stamina, their marvelous musicianship (including a crack live band), and their raw emotional power. (more...)

Galerie Lelong to Debut at the Seattle Art Fair
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to debut at the Seattle Art Fair with works by: Etel Adnan, McArthur Binion, Sarah Cain, Petah Coyne, Andy Goldsworthy, Alfredo Jaar, Samuel Levi Jones, Ana Mendieta, Jaume Plensa, Zilia Sánchez, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present Staged Workshops Of New Musical I'LL TAKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged workshops of I'll Take It, a new musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eli Pasic and music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show). (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Rob Auton
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 18, 2017

BWW speaks to Rob Auton about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Hair Show. (more...)

Charnette Batey Joins 'WOMEN OF THE WINGS' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Charnette Batey has joined Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Composers at Feinstein's/54 Below! (more...)

SILENT SKY A Celestial Romance and True Story of Discovery Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

A celestial romance and true story of discovery, Silent Sky by acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson opens at International City Theatre on August 25. Two low-priced previews take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24. (more...)

Scoop: FUNDERDOME on ABC - Sunday, August 6, 2017
by - Jul 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on FUNDERDOME , airing on ABC on Sunday, August 6, 2017! (more...)

Cygnet Theatre presents SPAMALOT for Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Billed as 'lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail', SPAMALOT is coming to Cygnet Theatre for a staged concert reading. For two nights only, audiences can enjoy an epic search for the Holy Grail all while supporting Cygnet Theatre Artists! (more...)

Big Hair, Big Laughs and Big Heart in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at The Court
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Step back in time for big laughs, big tears and big Hair. Steel Magnolias, opening at The Court Theatre, is a heart-warming celebration of togetherness and female friendship. (more...)

Majestic Repertory Theatre presents Immersive Staging of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Majestic Repertory Theatre celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love with an immersive staging of Hair: THE AMERICAN LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL. (more...)

BWW Review: Dynamic Kay Cole Soars with SOUVENIR
by Don Grigware - Jul 17, 2017

It is great to see an artist of Kay Cole's caliber perform her very first solo cabaret at a later stage of life. This woman has done TV, film, Broadway, national tours; she has directed both musicals and plays, choreographed...and now has released Souvenir, her very first solo CD and achieved a glorious cabaret debut at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal on Sunday July 16. The show also called Souvenir, which ran under an hour, was directed by Cole's long-time friend the wonderful Bruce Kimmel and musically directed by the fabulous John Boswell, who accompanied her on the piano throughout. Kay Cole has a lot to tell about her life and care (more...)

New Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Coming to Theater at St. Clement's This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that it will present COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Mason Griffin, August 8th - September 3rd at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street).  The official opening will be on August 17th at 7PM. (more...)

The Broadway Boys Launch 'A New Broadway' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Touring vocal group The Broadway Boys announce the launch of a month long Kickstarter campaign to fund their new album, "A New Broadway."  The company is aiming to raise $30,000 by August 13th and have recorded their first single, "Magic to Do," as a preview of the album's sound.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annaleigh Ashford, Phylicia Rashad and More in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet, began previews on Tuesday, July 11 and runs through Sunday, August 13 with an official press opening on Monday, July 31. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Excerpt from FROST SERIES OMNIBUS by Liz DeJesus
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 17, 2017

Like fairy tales? You're going to love this new omnibus that rounds up three novels about the descendant of Snow White! Check out the Frost Series by Liz DeJesus today! (more...)

Revisit the 1960s at the Open Air Theatre with HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical 'Hair', often hailed as the father of modern rock musicals, is up next at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Set for 6 performances, 'Hair' will be performed from July 21 through July 30, 2017 with performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Greenhouse Series, Comedy, Cabaret, ODDVILLE Premiere and More Set for Mizner Park Cultural Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Mizner Park Cultural Center comes alive this season with a diverse schedule of comedy, concerts and critically acclaimed theater productions direct from Chicago in what promises to be its busiest season ever. (more...)

BWW Review: The Bay Area Premiere of Laura Eason's Meaningful, Timely SEX WITH STRANGERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 17, 2017

With fine acting by Carey Urban and Ben Williamson, it captures life in the 2010's like few other plays. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Kick Off String of Leading Ladies Onstage in Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Mark Cortale's Broadway @ Town Hall series in Provincetown is set to welcome the first of three leading ladies of Broadway who will be gracing its stage this summer. Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's "Smash" and Broadway's "Wicked" and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of "Noises Off", makes her Town Hall series debut on Sunday, August 6 at 6:30 PM, joined by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

200 More Elephants to Appear at the Daryl Roth Theatre as IN & OF ITSELF Extends Again
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, the critically-acclaimed IN & OF ITSELF - created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars) - has announced that 200 more gold bricks will vanish, 200 more elephants will appear on stage, 200 more people will be kicked out of the show, and 30,000 more identities will be revealed, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. With a second extension to the hit show's New York Premiere engagement, IN & OF ITSELF will now play through December 30, 2017 - effectively quadrupling its original ten-week run. (more...)

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Sings New Alan Menken Song for TANGLED THE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At the end of the Tangled: The Series panel at D23 Expo 2017, a brand new song written by Alan Menken debuted, performed by Jeremy Jordan, voice of Varian in the series (more...)

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