HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Opens This Week at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre opens HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING this week led by Fred Grandy (TV's The Love Boat, The Mindy Project) and Broadway's Riley Costello (13, Bye, Bye Birdie, Everyday Rapture). (more...)

BWW Preview: Summer 2016 Theatre Camps Promise Fun
by Marietta Lunceford - May 29, 2016

With all of the great shows there are to see this summer, there are just as many theatre camps for your kids. Workshops, intensives and camps cover the full range from getting kids ready for a professional career to just having a good time and learning some important life lessons. Offered by some of the top theatre companies and taught by some of the industry's best, these camps are a great way to keep active and keep those minds working over the hot summer weeks. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: The Behind the Curtain Podcast Welcomes Broadway Legend Howard McGillin
by Behind the Curtain - May 29, 2016

Howard McGillin holds the record for the most performances as The Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. But, before he sang The Music Of The Night over 2,000 times, Howard starred in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, ANYTHING GOES, and many others! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee David Rockwell Takes Us Inside the Mind of a Broadway Scenic Designer
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 29, 2016

The world that scenic designer David Rockwell has created in Roundabout Theatre Company' revival of SHE LOVES ME is nothing short of lovely. The musical, for which he was recently nominated for a Tony Award, marks his twentieth Broadway show and third of this theatre season. So how did he bring this one to life? What's as he explains to Richard Ridge! (more...)

BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE Benefit Set for El Portal Theater, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Just days before New York City gathers to honor Broadway at the 70th Annual Tony Awards, the best and brightest Broadway performers are being assembled to celebrate and give back right here in Los Angeles. (more...)

Cast Announced for SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS at The Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes are delighted to announce Coronation Street's Wendi Peters, children's favourite Phil Gallagher (CBeebies' Mister Maker) and Sheffield legend Damian Williams will star in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs at the Lyceum Theatre this Christmas. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Erik Altemus, Nova Y. Payton & More Perform with American Pops Orchestra at George Washington University
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - hosted the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. Make Someone Happy: A 60s Cocktail Party at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th. Special guests included theater and screen stars Erik Altemus (Pippin on Broadway), Nova Y. Payton (Helen Hayes Award winner for Hairspray), Nicholas Rodriquez ('One Life to Live' on ABC-TV, Helen Hayes Award winner) and Hayley Travers (Children of Eden at the Kennedy Center), in addition to dancers, choreography and full costumes. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

Karen Mason & Lee Roy Reams to Pay Tribute to Jerry Herman at The Iridium, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Karen Mason and Lee Roy Reams will be saluting Jerry Herman on Tuesday May 31st at the Iridium, in a show called 'IT'S TODAY' with Alex Rybeck at the piano. The show is at 8:30. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - Why You Should Have a Voice Teacher
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - May 26, 2016

One of the most important skills in musical theatre is singing. The need for the ability to sing in musical theatre is why most of my friends participate in choir, besides generally enjoying it. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform with the Baltimore Symphony, 6/2-5
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

N'Kenge, symphony siren and Broadway Diva (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim on Sondheim), is back with Master Pops conductor Jack Everly in "Hairspray : In Concert" at the Baltimore Symphony, Thursday-June 2,2016- 8pm at the Strathmore Theatre, Friday-June 3rd,2016-8pm at the Meyeroff Theatre, Saturday June 4th- 3pm and 8pm at the Meyerhoff, and Sunday-June 5th, 2016- 3pm at the Meyerhoff Hall.  (more...)

Olivier Winner Matt Henry to Keep Kicking in London's KINKY BOOTS; Amy Lennox to Depart This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

According to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Olivier winner has extended his contract with the production as Lola into 2017. In other 'KINKY' casting news, Elena Skye will succeed Olivier nominee Amy Lennox as Lauren, beginning 15 August. (more...)

Diana Degarmo Begins Performances with THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora are thrilled to welcome American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes! From May 25th through July 31st. Diana joins the production in the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble-blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect".   (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/25/2016 - PARAMOUR, Paper Mill Playhouse and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 25, 2016

Cirque Du Soleil's PARAMOUR opens tonight on Broadway, and the company of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Dates Announced For WE WILL ROCK YOU in Perth and Adelaide
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Producers of the new Australian production of the worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU have announced details for the Perth and Adelaide seasons later this year. The Perth season at the Crown Theatre will begin on 15 November, and tickets will go on sale on 13 June. The Adelaide season at the Festival Theatre will begin on 31 December, and tickets will go on sale on 6 June. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Association Adds ELF THE MUSICAL, RAIN & More to 2016-17 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association announces the addition of several titles to the 2016-2017 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. New titles include the return of humorist author DAVID SEDARIS and popular Beatles tribute band, RAIN. In addition to the previously announced ELF THE MUSICAL, illusionist MIKE SUPER joins the Star Attractions lineup. Tickets will be available (see below for dates) at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by phone at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, and online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Matthew Morrison's Revist His HAIRSPRAY Days at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

Emmy, Tony, and two-time Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen Matthew Morrison returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for three very special performances. In these new concerts, Morrison performs classic renditions of standards and numbers from his past productions - including Hairspray,  SOUTH PACIFIC, FINDING NEVERLAND, GLEE, and more. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Open Summer Season with THE FABULOUS LIPITONES
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Summer Mainstage season kicks off at FST with the serenades of a not so traditional Barbershop quartet. Written by John Markus and Mark St. Germain, The Fabulous Lipitones, delivers the story of a broken barbershop quartet seeking their fourth member. The perfect harmony they desire is quickly thrown off key when they see "Bob," for the first time. The Fabulous Lipitones opens in the Gompertz Theatre on June 3.  This culture clash comedy plays through June 19.  Subscriptions for all three Summer Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $39 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

The Fifth Annual Blumey Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The fifth annual Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards culminated Sunday, May 22, at a gala award celebration where winners in 12 categories were announced and nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress and Wells Fargo Best Musical performed live on stage at the Belk Theater. The Blumey Awards were presented by Wells Fargo. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

HAMILTON Producer Jeffrey Seller & Flody Suarez Ink Production Deal with Universal Television
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Universal Television has signed a deal with esteemed 'Hamilton' producer Jeffrey Seller and producing partner Flody Suarez to produce upcoming projects for the studio, it was announced today. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH MATTHEW MORRISON at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by Leigh Scheps - May 23, 2016

I've met Matthew several times over the last decade and a half. The first time was in 2002, right after Hairspray opened. The second instance was at 54 Below, when he was seeing his on-screen arch nemesis, Jane Lynch, perform. Most recently, I got the chance to briefly chat with him backstage after a performance of Finding Neverland.  When I left the theater, I remember saying he was the most gracious star on Broadway.  Friday, was no different. (more...)

DVR Alert - Leslie Odom Jr, Martin Short to Visit TONIGHT SHOW This Week
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBC has announced that on Friday, May 27th, HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Leslie Odom Jr and Broadway's Martin Short will visit THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. (more...)

Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Present INTRODUCING VICTORIA COOK on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Introducing Victoria Cook, June 8th, 2016 at 9:30. This concert is being Produced and Directed by Mitchell Walker of AKA Studio Productions. Tickets are available at www.54Below.com (more...)

BWW Interview: Finally Fanny- Shoshana Bean Gets Ready to Play Her Dream Role in FUNNY GIRL!
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2016

It's a role that she's been waiting her whole life to perform. Now Shoshana Bean is getting her chance. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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. (more...)

Scenic Designer David Rockwell Wins NYCxDesign Award for SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Scenic Designer David Rockwell has just earned an NYCxDesign Award for his set design of Roundabout Theatre Company's She Loves Me. This marks the first year that Interior Design Magazine has presented the awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean's Stunning Rendering of 'Stone Cold' For Postmodern Jukebox
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The soon to be star of North Shore Music Theatre's FUNNY GIRL puts her personal stamp on Demi Lovato's hit. (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Sandy Taylor and Justin Anthony Long to Star in MARY POPPINS at MPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents its fourth annual spring production, MARY POPPINS, from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Join Forces for TOGETHER Album and Tour!
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2016

Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nation's leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation's favorite tenor, Alfie Boe, have just announced that they are joining forces for the first time, to record a brand new album as well as take to the stage for a unique UK Headline Tour- Together. (more...)

ABC Exec Tells BroadwayWorld: Live Musical Event 'Currently in Development'
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

This morning BroadwayWorld participated in a media conference call with ABC president Channing Dungey regarding the network's just-announced 2016-17 programming slate. (more...)

LES MIZ Star Hayden Tee to Host AUSTRALIA SINGS! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, along with Your Theatrics International present AUSTRALIA SINGS! on July 10 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Premiere of BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show! See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the premiere episode, featuring HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose! (more...)

POLL: Which Disney Musical Would You Love to See LIVE on ABC?
by Alan Henry - May 17, 2016

This morning BroadwayWorld participated in a media conference call with ABC president Channing Dungey regarding the network's just-announced 2016-17 programming slate. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Coming to The Smith Center in August
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien on May 20 at 10AM. This lavish new production will make its Las Vegas premiere August 2 - 14 at The Smith Center as part of a North American tour.  Tickets can be purchased at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

Karen Mason, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Coming to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce that Karen Mason, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch will be participating in OSTC's new CABaretFEST being held from June 24 - 26. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

DISASTER! Cast Will Reunite to Record Cast Album; Release Set for September 9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The company of the critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! will reunite to record the original Broadway cast album on Monday, May 16.  The cast recording will be released by Broadway Records onFriday, September 9, 2016. The album is produced by Michael Croiter, Bart Migal and Seth Rudetsky, with executive producers Hunter Arnold, Robert Ahrens, Carl Daikeler, Sandi Moran and Daniel Rafinejad. The album is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and on Amazon. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/9
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 9-13. (more...)

Broadway's Andrea Martin, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez & More Heading to NBC's New Season
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Along with five sophomore series returning to the schedule, the network will also introduce several new series to the lineup, starring some of Broadway's favorite stars! (more...)

Gloria Estefan to Join Her Own Broadway Bio-Musical ON YOUR FEET?
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloria Estefan could be taking the Broadway stage in the musical based on her life, On Your Feet! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 16-22, Featuring Laura Benanti, Matthew Morrison, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Victoria Shaw: 'Under the Covers' With Special Guests Matthew and Gunnar Nelson; Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; A Celebration of Laura Benanti Starring Laura Benanti and Friends; Matthew Morrison at 54 Below; and Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger: Springtime For Ruby - A Farewell Engagement. (more...)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Hall with THE WIZARD OF OZ This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth invites you to follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Performance Hall for the brand-new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, playing June 7-12. Tickets start at $55 and are on sale now! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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. (more...)

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