STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/09 - and a Very Happy Birthday to Chaim Topol!
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2016

Hello and welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series! Please read along as, each day, we celebrate birthdays, shows' openings and all kinds of theatrical events that have happened on this date. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/9/2016 - FUN HOME Bids Farewell and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 9, 2016

This weekend's big news: FIORELLO! opens tonight Off-Broadway, PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN finishes its premiere run in NYC, CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE kicks off its tour in Boston, and FUN HOME says goodbye to Broadway! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/8/2016 - SPAMILTON Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 8, 2016

Today's big news: SPAMILTON (more here) and EDWIN, THE EDWIN BOOTH STORY open Off-Broadway, and the stars of OH, HELLO meet the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

TACT to Kick Off 2016-17 Season with Revival of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

TACT today announced the cast for a rare NY revival of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops To Conquer, which will kick off the theatre's 2016 - '17 season.     (more...)

Everyone's Favorite Monkey, CURIOUS GEORGE, Turns 75
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Curious George, the iconic character adored by kids and grownups alike, is celebrating his 75th birthday on Sept. 17, popularly known as Curiosity Day. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/7/2016 - Vosk Flies to WICKED, TORUK Lands in NYC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 7, 2016

Today's big news: Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin join the WICKED tour today, Cirque du Soleil's AVATAR-inspired show TORUK begins in NYC, and WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Jenna Ushkowitz will take part in a talkback tonight! (more...)

The Chuckleheads to Bring 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD' Improv Extravaganza to Mooresville
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Happy Birthday Dad Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads Comes to The Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St., Mooresville, NC on Saturday, September 17 at 8pm. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/6/2016 - New Star at THE LAYOVER, MISSED CONNECTIONS Returns & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 6, 2016

Today's big news: Maria Dizzia joins Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER this evening, and BEARS IN SPACE, A TASTE OF HONEY and MISSED CONNECTIONS all begin tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/06 - Wishing a Happy Birthday to Anika Noni Rose
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2016

Hello and welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series! Please read along as, each day, we celebrate birthdays, shows' openings and all kinds of theatrical events that have happened on this date. (more...)

Metropolis Ensemble to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with 'Musicircus' Inspired Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Grammy Award-nominated Metropolis Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary on September 27th with a multi-sensory party and festive concert experience throughout the Angel Orensanz Center. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/2/2016 - The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 2, 2016

This weekend's big news: The Public's free musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT runs this weekend! And a Happy Labor Day to all! (more...)

The Chuckleheads Present their HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US NINE COMEDY IMPROV MUSICAL VARIETY EXTRAVAGANZA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Happy Birthday To Us Nine Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads Comes to The Bryant Recital Hall, Central Piedmont Community College, Sloan/ Morgan Building, 1220 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204 on Saturday, October 15 at 8pm. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

An Instant Classic Being Released For B.B. King's Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

A newly released song featuring B.B. King is being released 9/16/16 for what would have been the King of the Blues 91 st birthday. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robin Windsor on STRICTLY, Choreographing and New Tour KEEP DANCING
by Marianka Swain - Sep 15, 2016

Professional ballroom and Latin dancer Robin Windsor became a household name through stage and screen hits like Burn the Floor, Puttin' On The Ritz and Strictly Come Dancing. He's now touring the UK with his new show Keep Dancing. (more...)

World Premiere Event of Kurt Vonnegut's New Opera at Indianapolis Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

World Premiere Event of 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June"-a new opera written by iconic American author and legendary Hoosier Kurt Vonnegut and composed by Richard Auldon Clark-kicks off the new season at Indianapolis Opera. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch Sings Mel Torme at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 15, 2016

Last night, with photos of some of the greatest entertainers looking down at him in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room, Billy Stritch -- one of the most talented and creative musicians on the planet -- entertained his fellow Friars. I don't know if the velvet fog ever sang in the Monastery, but the closest you will ever get to his music is to hear Billy Stritch perform his Mel Torme show. It's the definitive interpretation of Mel's extraordinary musical genius, performed by the unequaled artistry of Mr. Stritch. (more...)

Reading Is Fundamental Celebrates 50 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy organization, celebrated its 50 th anniversary of inspiring children to read, learn and grow by hosting a virtual birthday party at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Award-winning singer and actress, Jordin Sparks; passionate advocate, actor and musician, Tray Chaney; and notable children's author, Tara Lazar joined D.C. Council Members, parents, and DC Public School officials to commemorate the milestone. The event featured live performances, a Happy Birthday sing along, a children's story read aloud and birthday cake for fourth grade students. In addition, all of the students at the school received birthday-inspired activities and free books, including Dr. Seuss' Happy Birthday to You! and Tara Lazar's Normal Norman. The anniversary celebration was sponsored by State Farm, who made a $10,000 donation for books for the school library. (more...)

Planet Improv Announces Birthday Show Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Happy Birthday To Us Nine Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads Comes to The Bryant Recital Hall, Central Piedmont Community College, Sloan/ Morgan Building, 1220 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204 on Saturday, October 15 at 8pm. (more...)

The Actors Company Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With Revival of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

TACT (Scott Alan Evans, Artistic Executive Director; Nora Chester, Associate Artistic Director; Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Associate Artistic Director) today began rehearsals for the cast for a rare NY revival of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops To Conquer, which will kick off the theatre's 2016 - '17 season.     (more...)

The Little Rock Project to Hold Auditions for Teens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Little Rock Project is holding auditions on Tuesday, September 20. Fellowships are open to young women ages 12-18. Reserve a spot now! (more...)

TALES OF POE Combines Classic Horror Stories and Iconic Scream Queens in New Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Wild Eye Releasing has announced the October 11th DVD and Digital HD release of the acclaimed horror anthology TALES OF POE. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/12/2016 - Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 12, 2016

Stars gather for this evening's 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' foster kids benefit, MARIE AND ROSETTA opens Off-Broadway, and Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry star in a benefit performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/01 - Happy Birthday to Lara Pulver!
by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2016

Today is the birthday of British actress Lara Pulver. Though she's now better known for her television work, having starred in the BBC's 'Robin Hood' and alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Sherlock', Pulver made a name for herself in the West End's musical theatre scene. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/1/2016 - HOLIDAY INN Starts Its Stay and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 1, 2016

Today's big news: Roundabout's HOLIDAY INN begins performances on Broadway, Mel Brooks appears at Radio City, and the cast of Off-Broadway's STUFFED meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! Hello, September! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/8/2016 - Michael Urie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/7/16- Rachel York
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Rachel York! York has appeared on Broadway as Fantine in Les Miserables; Norma in Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award) with Julie Andrews; Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel; Miss Fancy in Sly Fox with Richard Dreyfuss; and Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrelswith Jonathan Pryce. She appeared off-Broadway opposite Julie Andrews in Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together and in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Dessa Rose. Most recently, Rachel was seen in The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman and created the role of Cruella de Vil in The 101 Dalmatians Musical directed by Jerry Zaks. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/6-8/7/2016
by - Aug 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 7, 2016 - Sunday, August 7, 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/5/2016 - Norbert Leo Butz in Concert, WONDERETTES in Houston & More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 5, 2016

This weekend's big news: Norbert Leo Butz returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, KINKY BOOTS performs at 'Broadway in the Boros', and newest edition of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES premieres in Houston! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/30 - Sarah-Jane Potts was Born to Wear KINKY BOOTS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2016

Today happens to be the fortieth birthday of actress Sarah-Jane Potts, who is probably best-known for her prominent role in 'Kinky Boots' - the movie on which Harvey Fierstein and Cyndie Lauper based their Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/29/16- Lea Michele
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, Lea Michele! Best known to theatre audiences for her role as 'Wendla' in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Spring Awakening, Michele was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance. She also starred in the Broadway productions of Les Miserables, Ragtime and Fiddler on the Roof. For her work on GLEE, Michele was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Actress - Comedy or Musical and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/29/2016 - Happy Birthday, Lea Michele!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 29, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/23/2016 - CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 23, 2016

Today's big news: Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik's 'LOVER, BELOVED' gets a Houston workshop tonight, the Rockettes celebrate CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST, and the cast of WAITRESS performs today at Barnes & Noble! (more...)

Dee Snider WE ARE THE ONES Officially Due Out October 28; Exclusive Pre-Order Items Available On PledgeMusic Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

As announced on Billboard.com earlier today, legendary Twisted Sister frontman DEE SNIDER will officially release his vibrant new solo album, WE ARE THE ONES, October 28 on Red River Records (Distributed by BFD/RED). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/23/16- Andrew Rannells
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, Andrew Rannells! Rannells played Bob Gaudio in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys. In January 2009, he reprised the role of Gaudio in the musical's Broadway production. Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, a musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. For his performance, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. His last performance was June 10, 2012. He will soon play Bryan Buckley in Ryan Murphy's new television series The New Normal on NBC. (more...)

N.J. Premiere of RED VELVET at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play, Red Velvet. Performances begin September 7 and continue through September 25 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or going online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

The Happy Birthday Dad Comedy Improv Sets Musical Variety Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Broadway AM Report, 8/22/2016 - James Corden, GREGORIAN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 22, 2016

Today's big news: GREGORIAN opens Off-Broadway, and the company of LOVE, LOVE, LOVE meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/22/16- James Corden
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, James Corden! In 2004, Corden played the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as well as in the Broadway, and Sydney productions. In 2011 he attracted international attention as the lead in the award-winning comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway, and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his ongoing Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/19/2016 - AUBERGINE, MEN ON BOATS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 19, 2016

This weekend's big news: AUBERGINE begins previews tonight, and MEN ON BOATS plays its final show Off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Beyonce Fans Come Together to Help Celebrate Superstar's 35th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Fans are collaborating to share the love for Beyoncé! Across the country, fans are collaborating to make a gift for Queen Bey's 35th Birthday on September 4. Hundreds of real birthday cards with stories, tributes and photos will be printed and delivered in an “AwesomeBox.” (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/18/2016 - Joe Iconis, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 2016

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Joe Iconis (portrait by Walter McBride), whose BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER is currently premiering in Boston! (more...)

Cast Announced For Thriller THE AMERICAN WIFE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Casting has been announced for THE AMERICAN WIFE, a new thriller coming to Park Theatre from 7 September - 1 October. Looking at the real human cost behind the war on terror and myriads of misinformation, the full cast includes: Julia Eringer, Vidal Sancho, George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval, Sophie Angelson, Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou. The Press Night is Friday 9 September, 7pm.   (more...)

Putting It Together! More Broadway-Inspired Lego Creations From Jack Abrams
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

Fourteen-year-old Jack Abrams may live in Los Angeles, but he's making quite an impression on the Broadway community. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/16/16- Cristin Milioti
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2016

Happy Birthday, Cristin Milioti! Milioti currently stars in the Tony-Award winning musical ONCE. Her other Broadway credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Coram Boy. Off-Broadway credits include Once, The Little Foxes, Stunning (Lucille Lortel nom.), That Face, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Retributionists, Crooked. (more...)

Photo Flash: Happy Birthday to Star of Stage & Screen - Rose Marie!
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Happy Birthday to the Legendary Miss Rose Marie!  The woman with the longest active career in Entertainment, isnow preparing to celebrate her 90th year as a performer (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/13/16- Euan Morton
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, Euan Morton! Morton was nominated for an Olivier Award and a Tony Award, and won a Theatre World Award win for Outstanding Broadway Debut as Boy George in the musical 'Taboo.' He also appeared on Broadway in 'Cyrano de Bergerac' and 'Sondheim on Sondheim' and is currently appearing in New York in Radio City Music Hall's 'New York Spectacular.' He has Off-Broadway and regional credits and received a Helen Hayes Award for his portrayal of Leo Frank in 'Parade' at the Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/12/2016 - Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2016

This weekend's big news: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden stars in Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, starting tonight in Boston, and Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN debuts on Netflix! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/11/16- Sophie Okonedo
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2016

Happy Birthday, Sophie Okonedo! Okonedo won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her run in A RAISIN IN THE SUN in 2015. She has also appeared in the West End in HAUNTED CHILD, as well as TROILUS AND CRESSIDA at the National. The actress was nominated for an Oscar for her role in HOTEL RWANDA and for a Golden Globe for the miniseries TSUNAMI: THE AFTERMATH. Most recently, she earned a Tony nomination for her performance in THE CRUCIBLE. (more...)

VONNEGUT'S WORLD a Week-Long Festival Exploring the Author Set to Launch September 7-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Vonnegut's World," a new week-long celebration of Vonnegut-themed special events leading up to the World Premiere event of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" at Indianapolis Opera, was announced today and will be held at an array of Indianapolis venues fromSeptember 7th-14th. Presented by Indy Opera in partnership with Indianapolis Art Center, Butler University, Indy FilmFest, Bluebeard Restaurant, and Indy Reads, the festival represents a unique collaboration of area arts organizations and local venues to explore the many facets of the famed Hoosier and iconic literary figure. The schedule of events includes an opening reception, panel discussion, film screening, reading, "brunch of champions," special music performances, and final dress rehearsal of the new opera, written by Kurt Vonnegut and composed by Richard Auldon Clark. Vonnegut completed the libretto just two weeks before his death in 2007. (more...)

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