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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.

Wayne Highlands Middle School to Stage SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE JR.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Wayne Highlands Middle School will present 'School House Rock Live Jr!' one weekend only: Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for the production which will premiere in Honesdale High School Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Broadway's Will Swenson, Okieriete Onaodowan Guest on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 27, 2016

On the next episode of NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU, Okieriete Onaodowan (HAMILTON,ROCKY) will guest star as Cash Lewis, a music producer whose friend and business partner is arrested for assault. Will Swenson (LES MISERABLES,Hair) will guest star as Mitch Hampton, the attorney hired by the record label to defend the suspect. (more...)

Gene Weygandt Will Star in UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its popular Solo Celebration! series with the Chicago premiere of UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT, Matty Selman's hilarious and heartbreaking show about a Jewish man's search for his place in his family's history, starring veteran Broadway and Chicago actor and three-time Jeff Award-winner Gene Weygandt. (more...)

Brand New Season at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Today Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced a brand new season, including the touring production of sell-out West End musical FUNNY GIRL. (more...)

Southern Alberta's 2016 Consumer Choice Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016


Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

McDaniel College Presents Iconic Rock Musical HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

McDaniel College presents the iconic rock musical 'Hair' performed by McDaniel theatre arts students. Performances are Wednesday, Nov. 16-Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (Note: The show contains mature language, sexual content, simulated drug use and brief nudity.) (more...)

THE PORTAL, Starring GLEE's Billy Lewis Jr., Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL begins an Off-Broadway open-ended run tonight, October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Leslie Ayvazian and OUT OF THE CITY at Passage Theatre Company 10/27 to 11/13
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 27, 2016 interviewed Leslie Ayvazian who wrote Out of the City, now showing at Passage Theatre Company in Trenton. Directed by Murphy Davis, Ayvazian also plays Carol in the show. (more...)

STOMP to Return to Vancouver for the First Time Since 2008
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its anticipated return to Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from January 13 to 15, 2017. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 26 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. (more...)

Production Designer Derek McLane, Costume Designer Mary Vogt Talk HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 27, 2016

The creatives answered questions from participating media and shared the latest developments in their work on the show. (more...)

BWW Review: AMADEUS, National Theatre, 26 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 27, 2016

Jealousy stalks this seminal work by the late Peter Schaffer, making a triumphant return to the theatre where it debuted in 1979. Court composer Salieri is cursed with just enough musical appreciation to realise how mediocre his efforts are in comparison with Mozart - whose instinctive genius is yoked to an obscene child persona - a realisation that shakes his fundamental faith. If music is God's art, why isn't his virtue rewarded with a divine voice? Why does the Almighty choose instead, as his conduit, someone who Salieri deems so unworthy? (more...)

New Solo Show Written and Performed by Jack Fry Comes to the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Einstein! comes back from the beyond in the Elaine Wolf Theatre at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246 for one performance only at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 20. Tickets are $18 - $20 and availble or by calling 303-316-6360.  Upset with the way his image has been cheapened, he tells us the remarkable, suspenseful, and sometimes harrowing story behind relativity and his struggles as a father. (more...)

Harvard University Presents A DREAM PLAY, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The newly formed Theater, Dance & Media Concentration at Harvard University launches its second production with August Stridberg's A DREAM PLAY, adapted and directed by Daniel Kramer. (more...)

Esquire & Nick Offerman to Throw a 'Stache Bash' to Raise Awareness for Men's Health
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

To increase awareness for Men's Health, Esquire has teamed up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation for the network's inaugural seven-day “'Stache Bash”marathon beginning Monday, November 7th through Sunday, November 13th. (more...)

Broadway's FALSETTOS Revival to Hit the Studio for First-Ever Full-Fledged Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records will preserve the Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical with a new Broadway cast recording to be released later this season. The new two disc-set will mark the first time the landmark show has been recorded in its entirety. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of LEND ME A TENOR at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Oct 26, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the second show of its 2016-2017 season: Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke. LEND ME A TENOR opened on October 22 and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night pics below! (more...)

ROSEANNE Debuts on LAFF w/ Complete Season 1 Marathon & All Halloween Episodes
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Roseanne Barr and her television family the Conners are back on broadcast television as one of the most-popular shows of all-time Roseanne premieres on the LAFF television network Oct. 30 and 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Celebrates POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Album Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 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. The album's release was celebrated in a concert presentation at The Lindeman (508 w42) on Monday Oct 24th, 2016. (more...)

Natalie Portman, Janelle Monae, Matthew McConaughey and Others to Be Honored at the 20th Annual 'Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman will be honored with the 'Hollywood Actress Award' for her role in 'Jackie' and artist Janelle Monáe will receive the 'Hollywood Spotlight Award' for her breakout role in 'Hidden Figures.' (more...)

Jeff McCarthy, James Ludwig and Ta'Rea Campbell to Lead NC Theatre's SPAMALOT; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

North Carolina Theatre has announced complete casting for Monty Python's Spamalot, the first show of their 2016/17 Season. (more...)

Portman, McConaughey & More to Be Honored at 20th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman will be honored with the 'Hollywood Actress Award' for her role in 'Jackie' (more...)

Matt Doyle, Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett and More Set for 'BROADWAY'S BABIES' Benefit for Children of India
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Join some of Broadway and TV's finest on Monday, November 21st at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room for the second performance of a new concert series created to help raise awareness and money for the children of the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, produced by Kate Pfaffl (War Horse) and Ben Houghton (American Ballet Theater), with special guest host Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Makes Strong Premiere at Signature Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Oct 26, 2016

The world premiere stage adaptation features some of Broadway and television's best creative talent, two extremely strong leads, and an infectiously energetic ensemble cast. (more...)

Official: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Will Open on Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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 - will premiere on Broadway this spring. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016


Shakespeare's Globe Announces Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce Emma Rice's 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. (more...)

World's Biggest Participation Trophy for Trump's Historic Campaign Run Dedicated in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016


by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (a comedy with music), opens October 21 and runs until November 12 at the Belrose Theater with performances on Friday and Saturdays at 8pm and matinees most Saturdays at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the door. Ticket prices are $20 for General, $18 for Seniors, $15 for Students. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is family friendly and will delight adults and children alike. Tickets available at (more...)

Sydney Festival 2017 Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Sydney Festival is an annual cultural celebration that transforms Sydney every January, delivering the highest quality art and big ideas. In 2017, Sydney Festival introduces Wesley Enoch's inaugural program, which features a renewed focus on theatre and dance, with a strong commitment to support new Australian work. This spectacular program is bursting with free and ticketed events across theatre, dance, circus, opera and contemporary and classical music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins & More Receive Samuel French Awards
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 25, 2016

Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company just honored some of the theatre community's most respected artists, activists and rising stars yesterday, when they bestowed the Samuel French Awards in a private reception. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Actors' Playhouse kicks off its 2016-17 Mainstage Season with the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet playing now through January 1, 2017 in the intimate 300-seat Balcony Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Alice Ripley to Launch 'Live From 16 Gramercy Park' Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Players, the city's most fabled private social club for actors and artists, will kick off a new music series on October 28th with a performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway star Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) and music director John Fischer. (more...)

Netflix Devises 'Treat' to Prevent Pausing Surges on Halloween Night
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

It's October 31, All Hallows' Eve. The time is 7:29 p.m. Out of nowhere, a bell sounds, a leaden ding-dong, ding-dong that reverberates through the house like a tell-tale heart. (more...)

'OSFUG' Sketch Show to Kick Off This November at UCB Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Starting in November, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) will present OSFUG The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show bi-monthly at their 307 West 26th Street location in Manhattan. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul to Set ROMEO AND JULIET in the Landscape of Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and directed by Cameron Knight on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University. The production opens on Friday, November 4th, and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on November 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Artists from Across the U.S. and Around the World Tapped for UNDER THE RADAR 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the exciting international line-up for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 4-15, 2017. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely. (more...)

Billy Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of LUSH LIFE, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. LUSH LIFE begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING Go on Sale in Providence Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10A. Providence's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the PPAC stage for a limited engagement of 3 weeks from Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7P through Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1P. The opening night is on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30P. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NIGHT ALIVE at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - Oct 25, 2016

I walked into The Writer's Center last Saturday cold and unfamiliar with the works of THE NIGHT ALIVE playwright Conor McPherson or Quotidian Theatre Company. Walking out, I was a happier person. (more...)

BWW's 11 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Netflix's STRANGER THINGS
by Guest Blogger: Lauren Koleszar - Oct 25, 2016

With the setting being a small Indiana town in 1983 and the cause of Will's disappearance being linked to sightings of an alien-like monster, critics are calling this one the perfect combination of Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King, and rightfully so. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced, led by Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

3D Printing in Personal Care (TechVision)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016


THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Rockin' ROCK OF AGES in Carlisle
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 24, 2016

The 80's glam-rock comedy brought huge laughs to a large space at Carlisle. Fourth wall? What's a fourth wall? (more...)

In the Wings Promotions presents HAIR – The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical at the MainLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

In the Wings Promotions is proud to present Hair - The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical, directed and choreographed by META winner Nadia Verrucci with Music Direction by META nominee Ian Baird. Hair features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot. Hair runs November 23-26, 2016 at the MainLine Theatre in Montreal. (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Sets Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The New Group and TodayTix have announced a digital lottery for Sweet Charity. Offering wide access to this production launching The New Group's 2016-2017 Season, the lottery will offer $35 tickets for performances through December 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PHANTASMAGORIA; OR, LET US SEEK DEATH! at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 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. Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, an Eric Borlaug production, runs as part of the 2016 La MaMa Puppet Series now through November 6 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

L.U.N.A. Theatre Company to Raise Diabetes Awareness with STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

L.U.N.A. Theatre Company is presenting their Tucson debut production of 'Steel Magnolias' by Robert Harling at the Comedy Playhouse and School located on the NE corner of 1st & Prince. (more...)

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