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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.



FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Hello, Dolly!', HELLO, DOLLY!
by Gary Naylor - May 22, 2017

Continuing our series of favourite musical theatre songs is Carol Channing's version of 'Hello, Dolly!' (more...)

BWW Review: Ned Averill-Snell Stands Out in Jobsite Theater's Fine Production of Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE
by Peter Nason - May 22, 2017

Averill-Snell's performance is dizzying in its brilliant unpredictability. The show is, too. (more...)

BWW Interview: Fiona Campbell of DUEL! at the Orlando Fringe Festival
by Clarissa Moon - May 22, 2017

DUEL! centers around the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and how two storytellers end up getting the story very, very wrong. I talked with director/producer Fiona Campbell about the inspiration for the show's creation, the stylized Hair and makeup, if storytellers change history, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Farcical Murder Mystery Musical LUCKY STIFF Engages Audiences in Fits of Laughter!
by Shari Barrett - May 22, 2017

It's difficult to believe the Tony Award winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, writers of the historical musical Ragtime, first created the farcical murder mystery musical LUCKY STIFF, a killer of a show from start to finish with non-stop clever choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Taylor Stephenson and brilliantly directed by Stephen Van Dorn at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre in Hollywood through June 18. 2017. This hilarious musical murder mystery farce, based on the 1983 novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, mixes diamonds, mistaken identities, lots of puppies, and a body in a wheelcHair in this all singing, all dancing, killer musical comedy! (more...)

AMELIE Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The new Broadway production of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL will play its final performance today, Sunday, May 21, 2017 after playing 27 preview and 56 regular performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The name Nannerl Mozart has been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo's award-winning play THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talents and rich inner life of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart's sister, whose artistry was stifled and whose compositions were ultimately lost to the world because of her gender. Previews begin May 31 for Rubicon Theatre Company presentation of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama the N.Y. Times describes as "strikingly beautiful." (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS: Oh What a Night of Perfect Musical Entertainment!
by Shari Barrett - May 20, 2017

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005, running 11 record-breaking years and becoming the 12th longest running show in Broadway history. The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is now onstage at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre through June 24, 2017. It is absolutely one of the best musicals I have ever experienced, and not just because their music was so much a part of my teenage years and brings back so many great memories, but for its astounding staging and the incredible cast who make the show one not to miss for musical theatre lovers of all ages! (more...)

Liisi LaFontaine, Ian Mcintosh and More to Bring Icons to Life at West End Live Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Sunday 11th June, West End Live Lounge returns with 'Icons and Legends'- an evening celebrating work from some of the the most Iconic and influential names in the world of music. (more...)

Dale Soules Set for International Filmmaker Project's Screening of AWOL
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, DALE SOULES will participate in a Q & A panel for the International Filmmaker Project's screening of AWOL at the Made In NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT is Marvelously Materialized by The Southside Players
by David Edward Perry - May 19, 2017

The Southside Players has summoned the doorway to the classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT (more...)

Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service Raises $9K at Preview of Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, one of South Florida's hottest new theatre companies, today announced that Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service raised more than $9,000 at the May 18 preview performance of its current production, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, which is running through June 4 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. (more...)

Euan Morton to Star in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton will play the role of Hedwig, and Hannah Corneau will play Yitzhak in the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival will run at the Eisenhower Theater June 13-July 2, 2017. Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)

BWW Recap: Season 13 of GREY'S ANATOMY Comes to a Fiery Close
by Lauren Gienow - May 19, 2017

Well, another season of GREY'S ANATOMY is in the books. Thursday's finale, written by Stacy McKee and directed by Debbie Allen, was packed with action and emotion. We said goodbye to a series regular, and got a glimpse of what will likely be the prominent storylines to start off next season. Oh ya…There was also a huge fire in the hospital. (more...)

West End stars Madalena Alberto, Kieran Brown and Rebecca Trehearn to join JOAN VÁZQUEZ at Live at Zédel
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

After his acclaimed London debut last Fall, Spanish performer Joan Vazquez brings back 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' as part of Live at Zedel Summer season, on Monday 26th June 2017, 7.00pm. (more...)

Controversy Erupts After Albee Estate Objects to Casting of Black Actor in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Controversy has erupted this week over an Oregon production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter posted the below statement after receiving news from the Edward Albee estate: (more...)

AMELIE Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available to Purchase or Stream
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Producers are thrilled to announce the release today of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL by Warner Music, available digitally to purchase or stream at https://w.lnk.to/amelie. The CD will be released on Friday, June 9, 2017 and is available to pre-order.  (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

Photo Flash: A TUNA CHRISTMAS at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

It might be May, but Flat Rock Playhouse says it's time to pull out the tinsel, hang the mistletoe, and head South for the holidays!  The second of the extremely popular "Greater Tuna" series, a collection of comedic plays set in the fictional town of Tuna (the 3rd smallest town in Texas), A Tuna Christmas will return to the Playhouse Main Stage starring the hilarious Scott Treadway and his (or her) equally hilarious counterpart, Preston Dyar. Though seemingly a two-man show, there will be no lack of characters as these two gentlemen, who have separately been a part of several productions of the Tuna Series, will introduce audiences to over twenty of the town's most colorful characters together for the very FIRST time.  A Tuna Christmas will run on the Main Stage in the Village of Flat Rock from May 19th through June 3rd. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY Celebrates Cast Recording Release with In-Store Appearance at Barnes and Noble
by Jennifer Broski - May 19, 2017

The Groundhog Day cast recording peeked its head out in public this week and the cast of the hit Broadway musical was on hand at Barnes and Noble this week to celebrate with a CD signing! See all the images from the event below! (more...)

BWW Preview: THE ANTHONY RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE in Greenwich Village
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Anthony is more than a restaurant or lounge. It is an experience that pays homage to the history of its geography, from the concept to the decor to its namesake, Anthony Lispenard Bleecker, the prominent 18th century entrepreneur who bought property throughout the Village and after whom Bleecker Street is named. (more...)

2017 Obie Award-Winning ICE FACTORY FESTIVAL Comes to New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane and More Set for NYFA's Faculty Show at 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, in association with the Musical Theatre department at the New York Film Academy, presents NYFA FACULTY SHOW! FEATURING KRISTY CATES, TODD BUONOPANE, & MORE on May 21st, 2017 at 9:30 PM. Tickets are still available! (more...)

Guest Blog: Myriam Gadri on GALA's Spanish-Language IN THE HEIGHTS
by Guest Blogger: Myriam Gardi - May 19, 2017

My name is Myriam Gadri, and I have the honor of playing Graffiti Pete at GALA. I feel lucky to be a part of such an eye-opening project with themes of immigration and identity. This groundbreaking show has not only given a voice to the Latino community, but to people like me. I moved to the US seven years ago to pursue a career in the performing arts. I was born in Lausanne, Switzerland to a Spanish, Tunisian, Italian, French mother and Ivorian father. I grew up between Togo, Africa, Switzerland and London, England. As a multicultural immigrant, it is not every day that you get to be a part of something that hits so close to home. I will forever cherish the discoveries made from the moment I got cast. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Frankie Grande's Drops New Single 'Queen' Today & Shares Music Video
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Social media mogul (with nearly 4 million followers across his platforms) actor and co-host of Amazon.com's Style Code Live, FRANKIE GRANDE is honored to be premiering his new music video “Queen” today with Billboard. (more...)

BWW Review: There's Plenty of Broadway Bravura in Theatre Charlotte's MEMPHIS
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 18, 2017

Under the direction of Corey Mitchell, Theatre Charlotte delivers one of their best productions in the past 30, with Joe McCourt delivering a Broadway-caliber performance as Huey Calhoun, the heart of MEMPHIS. (more...)

HAIR at The Sherman Playhouse this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On June 30, The Sherman Playhouse will debut its summer production of the rock musical Hair, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces Cast/Creative of EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Angelwalk Theatre has just announced the cast/creative for EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY! (more...)

Get Your Tease On at Ottawa's CAPITAL BURLESQUE EXPO
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Stars of the local scene and a slew of talented burlesque performers from across North America are set to seduce Canada's Capital Region this Victoria Day long weekend. From May 19 to 21, the Capital Burlesque Expo 2017 will showcase the tantalizing, diverse and glamorous art of the tease in its third edition. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - May 17, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opens triumphantly in Louisville. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Terrell Clark, Lora Lee Gayer and More Sing Bobby Cronin Tunes in #LOVEISLOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On Sunday, March 26th, award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin made an exciting return to the NYC concert stage in the exquisite W NY Times Square. As part of the new 'Live In The Living Room' series, brought to you by the producers of BROADWAY AT W, Cronin's concert titled #LOVE IS LOVE featured many of Broadway's favorite voices serenading the tunes of Cronin's catalogue. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Roseneath Theatre Announces 'Be True To You' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Artistic Director Andrew Lamb and Managing Director Annemieke Wade have announced Roseneath Theatre's 2017-18 Season - Be True To You - on today's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (dayagainsthomophobia.org). (more...)

Casting Complete for Circle Theatre's Highly-Anticipated Remount of TRIASSIC PARQ
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

After their resoundingly successful inaugural production of the cult favorite Triassic Parq in 2015, CIRCLE THEATRE is ecstatic to announce its complete cast of their highly-anticipated remount of the show. (more...)

Great AZ Puppet Theater Presents RAPUNZEL
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

'RAPUNZEL': A beautiful version of the classic tale about the maiden with really long Hair and the prince who loves her. In this unique show, puppets and scenery appear from an antique trunk as the story unfolds. Enchanting! (more...)

HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2017 Comes to bergenPAC 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Happy Together Tour 2017-Tuesday, June 20, 8 PM. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Kate Rockwell Will Head Back to Her Roots at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Kate Rockwell has been Broadway's blonde ingenue-with-an-attitude for the past 10 years. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Celebrates Mothers with a Little Help from Hannah Elless
by Broadwaysted - May 16, 2017

This week, 'Everything's Coming Up Rose...and Cabernet' as we toast our original fans: the #MomsOfTheShow. On this special Mother's Day episode we sit down with Jill Plofsky, Gail A. Cooper and, since she's in Florida, Jennifer Jaeger is being played by Broadwaysted Favorite Hannah Elless (#RecastWithHannahElless). We chat with our mothers about the naked scene in Hair, their theatrical experiences that led them to expose us to theater at a young age, and their favorite experiences seeing us in shows.   (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch National Tour from Denver Next Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts and producer Stacey Mindich just announced that the national tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will launch in Denver in October of 2018, kicking off the 2018/19 DCPA Broadway season.  Nominated for nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a book by Tony® nominee Steven Levenson, score by Academy Award winners and Tony® nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and directed by four-time Tony® nominee Michael Greif, will play The Buell Theatre.  Information regarding on-sale dates and tickets will be announced at a later time. To sign up to receive alerts go to Denvercenter.org  or visit DearEvanHansen.com. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Teams Up with Lillian Luthor to Fight the Daxamite Invasion
by Nicole Ackman - May 16, 2017

Supergirl teams up with her former enemy to fight the Daxamite invasion and try to save Lena and Mon-El. When the President of the United States tells Alex to blow up the Daxamite main ship, Kara is horrified because her best friend and boyfriend are trapped onboard. But with the help of her friends, including the newly returned Cat Grant, Kara is ready for the fight. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

The Sun Comes Out at WBT with ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Inspired by Little Orphan Annie, the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie is a heart-warming story, filled with adventure and laughs, that defines what family truly means. One of the longest running shows in Broadway history and the winner of seven Tony Awards, Annie, returns to the WBT stage from June 29 to September 10, 2017! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/15/2017
by - May 15, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/15/2017. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, Starring Mark Ballas, Opens This Week at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opens May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. 'Jersey Boys' previews May 16 and 17, and will continue through June 24, 2017. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Comes to Casa Manana This June
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Casa Mañana Theatre wraps up its 2016-17 Broadway season with  the Tony Award-nominated Broadway Musical Rock of Ages, June 3-11, 2017. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Christopher Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Sydney Lucas and More Sign on for The Public's 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that The Public Theater's Annual Gala, Hair TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, will take place on Monday, June 5 at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Broadway's N'Kenge and More Join Marymount Manhattan's 'MIDNIGHT SPECIAL' Tribute
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Tonight, Monday, May 15th, 2017 at The Bowery Electric, Damn The Light Productions presents a very special evening showcasing and celebrating the students of Marymount Manhattan College's Theatre Arts Department 'Pop/Rock Performance Lab.' (more...)

Discovery U.S. Hispanic Brings Fresh New Content and Multiplatform Opportunities to the 2017-18 Upfront with New Branded Content Offerings, Virtual Reality and All New Or
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

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Visual Artist Bernard Hoyes to Exhibit at Museum of African American Art This July
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has accomplished yet another career defining feat. The master craftsman was recently commissioned by a private collector to recreate the divinely celebrated winged stallion Pegasus, one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. (more...)

CRY HAVOC!, THE PRICE and More Set for Franklin Stage Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Franklin Stage Company has announced its 21st Season in the historic Chapel Hall. Audiences are in for a summer of exciting, professional, admission-free theater! (more...)

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