Broadway AM Report, 7/29/2016 - CATS Returns, Jenna Ushkowitz Joins WAITRESS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2016
This weekend's big news: CATS claws its way back to Broadway on Sunday, GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz joins Broadway's WAITRESS tonight, and GHOST QUARTET plays in concert in Brooklyn today! (more...)
PRYOR TRUTH at FringeNYC this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016
Khalil Muhammad, in association with The Collective-NY is proud to announce Pryor Truth as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC. Pryor Truth is a one man show written and performed by Khalil Muhammad. Directed by Marcus Naylor. Co-Developed and Executive Produced by Victoria Dicce. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/28/2016 - ENGAGEMENTS, QUIETLY, Darlene Love & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 28, 2016
Today's big news: ENGAGEMENTS opens at Second Stage Uptown, QUIETLY officially bows at Irish Rep, Darlene Love joins TRIP OF LOVE Off-Broadway, and BROADWAY AT BRYANT PARK continues with GREAT COMET's Denee Benton and more! (more...)
Seth Rogan and Friends Catch Rockwell Table & Stage's UMPO TROOP BEVERLY HILLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016
On Saturday, July 23 'Neighbors 2' star Seth Rogen celebrated the 34th birthday of his wife, Lauren Miller by inviting 50 of their closest friends to see The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills housed at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, CA. Both Seth and Lauren were seen dancing, cheering & laughing along as the cast performed to a creative musical score, which included hit songs from Whitney Houston, Madonna, and Cyndi Lauper. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/24/16- Kristin Chenoweth
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2016
Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She will soon return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. (more...)
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/23/16- Daniel Radcliffe
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2016
Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe! Radcliffe is best known for playing the title role in all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter films. In 2008, he made his Broadway debut to much acclaim in EQUUS. Radcliffe won BroadwayWorld.com's 2009 Theatre Fans' Choice Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in EQUUS. He returned to Broadway in March 2011 with HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, and was succeeded by Darren Criss, and later Nick Jonas. He most recently led the Broadway production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, which just concluded its limited run at the Cort Theatre. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/22/16- Alan Menken
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016
Happy Birthday Alan Menken! For Disney, Menken has scored The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, each of which won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, and Tangled. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists including Howard Ashman,Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. On Broadway, Menken has composed for The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, King David, Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, and Newsies. His most recent Broadway project, Aladdin, is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Alan Menken!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 22, 2016
Today's big news: The new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST movie previews tonight on Disney Channel, and SUMMER SHORTS 2016 kicks off at 59E59 today! (more...)
Spotlight On: Philly's Own THE ORIGINAL ORLONS
by Pati Buehler - Jul 18, 2016
Fun filled dance tunes were "The Orlons" specialty, making them one of the most popular groups ever to come out of Philadelphia in the 50's and they are still going strong. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/16/16- Tony Kushner
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2016
Happy Birthday Tony Kushner! Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk. (more...)
Jonathan Poretz to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'WHEN VEGAS WAS VEGAS'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016
Following two previous sold-out engagements, Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis - When Vegas Was VEGAS! for two performances only - Thursday, November 3 (8 p.m.) and Friday, November 4 (8 p.m.) Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/15/16- Laura Benanti
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016
Happy Birthday Laura Benanti! Benanti recently starred as Candela in 2010's Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown and in the title role of the Patti LuPone revival of Gypsy in 2008, for which she was honored with the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Drama League nomination. She previously starred in the Encores! production. Broadway: The Sound of Music (Maria, opposite Richard Chamberlain), Swing! (Tony nomination: Best Featured Actress), Into The Woods (Cinderella; Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, LA Ovation and Tony nominations), Nine (Claudia, opposite Antonio Banderas; Outer Critics Circle, Drama Leauge nominations), The Wedding Singer (Julia Sullivan) and much more. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Natascia Diaz Takes on Versatile Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented Every Little Step star and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut one month ago today, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington, D.C. Click below to watch Diaz perform 'I Miss The Mountains,' 'Happy Birthday, Darling', 'Autumn Leaves' and more on the 54 Below stage! (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/15/2016 - Will Swenson in 'PIRATES', THE BODYGUARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 15, 2016
This weekend's big news: Will Swenson stars in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, beginning tonight at Barrington, THE BODYGUARD returns to London with Beverley Knight, and more! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/14/16- Arthur Laurents
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016
Happy Birthday Arthur Laurents! Laurents' first play, Home of the Brave, opened on Broadway in 1945, followed by many others. He wrote his first musical, West Side Story, in 1957, followed by Gypsy and others. His first screenplay was The Snake Pit in 1948, followed by others including Rope, Anastasia, The Way We Were and The Turning Point. His own play, Invitation to a March in 1960, was the first of several he directed. I Can Get It for You Wholesale in 1961 was the first musical he directed, followed by others including La Cage aux Folles and Gypsy with Angela Lansbury, then Tyne Daly and most recently, Patti LuPone. He pased away in May 2011. (more...)
CAGNEY The Musical Celebrates James Cagney's Birthday with New Block of Tickets on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016
Happy Birthday, James Cagney! This week marks the 117th birthday of James Cagney (he was born on July 17, 1899). Also this week, Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves.). (more...)
TALES OF POE Combines Classic Horror Stories and Iconic Scream Queens in New Trailer
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016
Wild Eye Releasing has unleashed a new trailer and artwork for the acclaimed indie anthology TALES OF POE. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/13/2016 - Ektor Rivera, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2016
Today's big news: Ektor Rivera joins Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! this evening, The Muny's starry YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN begins, and SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS opens tonight off-Broadway! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/12/16- Cheyenne Jackson
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2016
Happy Birthday Cheyenne Jackson! Jackson has been featured in Broadway shows including XANADU, FINIAN'S RAINBOW, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and AIDA. His first Broadway leading role in ALL SHOOK UP earned him a Theatre World Award for 'Outstanding Broadway Debut.' He's been seen in such television shows such as 30 ROCK, GLEE, UGLY BETTY, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. (more...)
Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (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...)
Broadway AM Report, 8/4/2016 - ENGAGEMENTS, HOLIDAY INN at Bryant Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2016
Today's big news: The cast of HAMILTON is setting sail today, ENGAGEMENTS opens tonight at Second Stage, Off-Broadway dims its lights in memory of James Houghton, and the stars of HOLIDAY INN hit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK! (more...)
New York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016
Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90 thbirthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 8/3/2016 - Marquees Dim for Nederlander and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 3, 2016
Today's big news: The cast of SHE LOVES ME celebrates their album release at Barnes & Noble, marquees will be dimmed on Broadway, in the West End and in Chicago in memory of James M. Nederlander, and the company of HOLIDAY INN meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (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
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...)
Lady Gaga, Billy Joel & More to Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th on NBC Special
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016
NBC will celebrate the 90th birthday of legendary singer Tony Bennett with an all-new two-hour special titled Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come, set to air on December 20th at 9 pm/ET. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 8/2/2016 - WICKED Tour, HOLIDAY INN Event and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 2, 2016
Today's big news: WICKED welcomes a new 'Fiyero' in Houston, and the cast of Broadway's HOLIDAY INN takes part in a special 'making of' event in NYC! (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...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/16- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2016
Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters. (more...)
Victor Tichart Invites Audiences to BUILD YOUR OWN CONCERT at Chisholm Recital Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016
The next presentation in Victor Tichart's concert series is titled BUILD YOUR OWN CONCERT. For this concert, the audience will have the opportunity to choose their own items for the programme. (more...)