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The cult rock musical about outrageous transgender singer Hedwig and his rock-n-roll band, the Angry Inch, a name inspired by Hedwigís own botched sex change operation, this hilarious play is performed by Hedwig as a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine, backed by his band. A brutally honest musical theatre experience, ďHedwig and the Angry InchĒ is a roller-coaster ride; funny, touching, emotionally draining and ultimately inspiring to anyone who feels life has given them an inch when they deserved a mile.

David Bowie's New Album BLACKSTAR, Featuring 'Lazarus' Track, Out TodayDavid Bowie's New Album BLACKSTAR, Featuring 'Lazarus' Track, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report today's (January 8) release of David Bowie's new album BLACKSTAR, featuring a track from his new musical, LAZARUS -- the title song, 'Lazarus.' Order BLACKSTAR HERE. (more...)

LAZARUS Music Director Henry Hey On Creating New Sounds For Familiar David Bowie SongsLAZARUS Music Director Henry Hey On Creating New Sounds For Familiar David Bowie Songs
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

Fans come in knowing most of the songs, but they need to be re-arranged for a new dramatic context. (more...)

Darren Criss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Platt & More Set for 2016 Junior Theater FestivalDarren Criss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Platt & More Set for 2016 Junior Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Stage and screen stars Darren Criss (Glee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting), Ben Platt ("Pitch Perfect", Dear Evan Hansen), Tony-nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, A Christmas Story, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach), Philip McAdoo (The Lion King and Rent), Brad Simmons ("Camp", Lysistrata Jones), Jacob Brent (Cats); Cory Lingner (On the Town), and writing team Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel (Camp-Wish-No-More, My Little Brony) are some of the talent confirmed for the 2016 Junior Theater Festival (#JTF16), it was announced today by Timothy Allen McDonald, founding chairman of iTheatrics and the Junior Theater Group.   (more...)

BREAKING: HBO Announces Sixth and Final Season of GIRLSBREAKING: HBO Announces Sixth and Final Season of GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Sources tell E! News exclusively that the sixth season of Lena Dunham's hit HBO dramedy GIRLS will be its last. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This SummerRandy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

ASCAP Music Cafe Presents Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley & More at 2016 Sundance Film Festival ASCAP Music Cafe Presents Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley & More at 2016 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announces its event lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (more...)

HBO's GIRLS to End After Sixth SeasonHBO's GIRLS to End After Sixth Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The GIRLS will soon be packing up and leaving Brooklyn. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Sing 'SAPPY SONGS' with Darren Criss & Ricki Lake at Carnegie HallAlan Cumming to Sing 'SAPPY SONGS' with Darren Criss & Ricki Lake at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer ALAN CUMMINNG in his headlining debut at Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 8 at 8:00 PM. The show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends features guest stars Darren Criss and Ricki Lake, in addition to a special performance by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise GoldsberryThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 4, 2016

On Monday, January 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Renee Elise Goldsberry. In the episode, Goldsberry talks about why she turned down her audition for the show several times, learning her showstopping number 'Satisfied,' and how it feels to be a part of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON.  (more...)

Lucie Arnaz, Eden Espinosa, and Laura Bell Bundy Join Carol Channing Tribute in Palm DesertLucie Arnaz, Eden Espinosa, and Laura Bell Bundy Join Carol Channing Tribute in Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld previously reported that some of Broadway's biggest stars are coming out to celebrate international stage and screen superstar Carol Channing, who turns 95 today, in a one-night-only tribute concert produced by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

BETWEEN SEA AND LAND, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, and More Win Feature Film Awards at 2016 Sundance Film FestivalBETWEEN SEA AND LAND, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, and More Win Feature Film Awards at 2016 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Sundance Institute tonight announced the prizes in feature filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, with top awards going to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation, First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner. (more...)

BWW Interview - Andrea Martin Talks NOISES OFF, 'BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING' & MoreBWW Interview - Andrea Martin Talks NOISES OFF, 'BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING' & More
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 28, 2016

Today the Tony Award winner speaks exclusively with BWW about starring in this high-energy comedic romp and reveals, 'I didn't quite know what I was getting myself into!' (more...)

Short Film Awards Announced for 2016 Sundance Film FestivalShort Film Awards Announced for 2016 Sundance Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Sundance Institute announced today the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 72 short films selected from 8,712 submissions (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces $60,000 in Science in Cinema AwardsSundance Institute Announces $60,000 in Science in Cinema Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Sundance Institute announced today awards for the most promising new independent films about science and technology, including Embrace of the Serpent directed by Ciro Guerra as the recipient of the Sloan Science-in Film-Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More Lead Broadway/San Diego 2016-2017 SeasonHEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More Lead Broadway/San Diego 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with one of their biggest and most chart-topping seasons yet, with shows including CABARET, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, FINDING NEVERLAND, and more. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway RoundtableGeorge Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

'David Bowie Day' Declared in New York City by Mayor de Blasio'David Bowie Day' Declared in New York City by Mayor de Blasio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially declared yesterday, January 20th as David Bowie Day in the Big Apple. (more...)

Darren Criss to Step in for Jeremy Jordan at TSO's ON BROADWAY ConcertDarren Criss to Step in for Jeremy Jordan at TSO's ON BROADWAY Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Due to a scheduling issue, vocalist Jeremy Jordan will be unable to perform with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) as part of On Broadway on March 29 and 30, 2016, as previously announced. The TSO is pleased to announce that Darren Criss-well known for his role on the popular TV series, Glee-will be stepping in for Mr. Jordan. (more...)

Darren Criss Joins Betsy Wolfe for BROADWAY TODAY with the New York Pops; Jeremy Jordan Cancels Due to Scheduling ConflictDarren Criss Joins Betsy Wolfe for BROADWAY TODAY with the New York Pops; Jeremy Jordan Cancels Due to Scheduling Conflict
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

On Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today. With guest artists Darren Criss (Glee) and Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), the concert brings the best of Broadway uptown. The program will feature a variety of musical theatre hits. Darren Criss replaces the previously announced Jeremy Jordan, who is unavailable due to a scheduling issue. (more...)

David Bowie's LAZARUS Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway TonightDavid Bowie's LAZARUS Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW)'s presentation of LAZARUS by the late David Bowie and Enda Walsh (Once, Tony Award), inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, and directed by Ivo van Hove (Hedda Gabler, More Stately Mansions, Obie Awards), plays its final performance off-Broadway tonight, January 20, 2016. (more...)

Lea DeLaria to Make Parker Playhouse Concert Debut, 2/13Lea DeLaria to Make Parker Playhouse Concert Debut, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

 "Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria will make her anticipated debut with the celebrated Broadway series at the Parker Playhouse produced by Mark Cortale, for one show only on Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 PM, joined by special guest host drag superstar Varla Jean Merman. The series is curated by SiriusXM radio host Seth Rudetsky, referred to as "The Mayor of Broadway" by the New York Times." Next up in the series will be Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar Vanessa Williams on March 22, and Darren Criss, star of TV's Glee on April 19, both hosted by Rudetsky. For tickets and information, please visit www.ParkerPlayhouse.com, or call 954-462-0222; or in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office, and at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (more...)

Robert Hartwell Will Launch THE BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE Master Class Tour on 1/24Robert Hartwell Will Launch THE BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE Master Class Tour on 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Broadway veteran and Broadway Quick Change host, Robert Hartwell today announced the launch of The Broadway Dance Collective, a traveling, multi-disciplinary musical theater master class for youth. (more...)

LAZARUS' Michael C. Hall Says Bowie's Death Felt Like An 'Internal Fist Clench'.LAZARUS' Michael C. Hall Says Bowie's Death Felt Like An 'Internal Fist Clench'.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Michael C. Hall, currently portraying the role David Bowie took on in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' in the off-Broadway original musical Lazarus, shares his thoughts and sadness over the rock legend's recent passing. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth MaloneThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth Malone
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 18, 2016

On Monday, January 18th, The Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-nominated FUN HOME star Beth Malone. Malone made her Broadway debut in the 2006 production of RING OF FIRE, and has found much success working regionally, including a critically acclaimed turn in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. (more...)

BWW Review: AIDA at Uptown Players & Turtle Creek ChoraleBWW Review: AIDA at Uptown Players & Turtle Creek Chorale
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 16, 2016

Fortunately, for one weekend only, the gods of Uptown Players and Turtle Creek Chorale present a worthy 'concert version' that shouldn't be missed. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: David Bowie Fans Leave Tributes as LAZARUS Plays Final PerformancesPHOTO FLASH: David Bowie Fans Leave Tributes as LAZARUS Plays Final Performances
by Michael Dale - Jan 15, 2016

As the new musical plays out its final performances amidst rumors of a Broadway transfer, fans leave flowers, candles and cards. (more...)

2016 Theatre Preview: Natalie O'Donoghue's Picks2016 Theatre Preview: Natalie O'Donoghue's Picks
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 15, 2016

BWW:UK reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top theatre shows coming in 2016. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/15/2016 - 'HORRORS' in Cleveland, ONCE Hits the Road!WAKE UP with BWW 1/15/2016 - 'HORRORS' in Cleveland, ONCE Hits the Road!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 15, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A star-filled LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS opens tonight in Cleveland, and ONCE hits the road again! (more...)

Could David Bowie's LAZARUS Be Heading to Broadway?Could David Bowie's LAZARUS Be Heading to Broadway?
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Since the passing of LAZARUS creator David Bowie on Sunday, ticket prices for the new off-Broadway musical have skyrocketed. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris in Talks for A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Netflix SeriesNeil Patrick Harris in Talks for A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Netflix Series
by Jessica Khan - Jan 15, 2016

BEST TIME EVER variety show host, star of Broadway's HEDWIG and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER alum Neil Patrick Harris could soon be headed back to television, this time as the villain in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket's popular children's book collection A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. (more...)

A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on BroadwayA Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

First LAZARUS Performance Since Bowie's Passing Brings Tears to Audience MembersFirst LAZARUS Performance Since Bowie's Passing Brings Tears to Audience Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Last night marked the first performance of David Bowie's musical LAZARUS since his passing on Sunday at the age of 69. (more...)

LAZARUS Director Shares: 'Bowie Was Still Writing on His Deathbed'LAZARUS Director Shares: 'Bowie Was Still Writing on His Deathbed'
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove, who worked with the artist on the new off-Broadway musical LAZARUS, shared that he he was one of the few people who knew that Bowie was suffering from liver cancer (more...)

VIDEO: LAZARUS' Cristin Milioti Performs Moving Rendition of Bowie's 'Changes'; NYTW Issues StatementVIDEO: LAZARUS' Cristin Milioti Performs Moving Rendition of Bowie's 'Changes'; NYTW Issues Statement
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2016

The cast and crew of the new off-Broadway musical LAZARUS were devastated to learn of yesterday's news that the production's co-writer, David Bowie, had passed away from liver cancer at the age of 69. (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: LAZARUS' David Bowie Singing Brel, Brecht/Weill and Playing THE ELEPHANT MANVIDEO PROFILE: LAZARUS' David Bowie Singing Brel, Brecht/Weill and Playing THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2016

Though the late David Bowie was only sporadically involved with what we traditionally regard as theatre, he once starred on Broadway. (more...)

LAZARUS Composer & Legendary Singer David Bowie Dies at 69LAZARUS Composer & Legendary Singer David Bowie Dies at 69
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BWW reports the sad news that legendary singer, songwriter and actor David Bowie has passed away following a long battle with cancer. He was 69. (more...)

Cast Album Falling to Earth for David Bowie's Musical LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. HallCast Album Falling to Earth for David Bowie's Musical LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall
by Jessica Khan - Jan 11, 2016

David Bowie's legacy lives on. Today, January 11, just one day after the 69-year-old Lazarus composer and legendary singer passed away, the cast of his new musical gathered at a recording studio in Manhattan to lay down the show's cast album. (more...)

Lena Hall, Alex Brightman & More Will Celebrate the Drama League's 100th Birthday Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowLena Hall, Alex Brightman & More Will Celebrate the Drama League's 100th Birthday Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The Drama League will celebrate a major milestone tonight that few organizations have achieved…its 100th year of service to the American theatre community. The 100th Birthday Party will be held tonight,January 11, 2016 at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street, Cellar).  The sold-out celebration will include cocktails, dinner, speeches and musical performances recognizing the history, achievements, and future of the award-winning arts education organization.   (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars NovaLilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the full cast for the world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow.  (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/5/2016 - BLACKBIRD, HAND TO GOD in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/5/2016 - BLACKBIRD, HAND TO GOD in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 5, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BLACKBIRD begins tonight and HAND TO GOD hits the West End! (more...)

Official: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into OctoberOfficial: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into October
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer's "exhilarating embrace of a production - Independent" starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and "phenomenal talent - Independent" Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the SavoyFUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, is now running Menier Chocolate Factory through March 5 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre from April 9. According to the Daily Mail, the smash hit production, marking the musical's 50th anniversary year and helmed by Michael Mayer, has just extended its run at the Savoy by four weeks through October 8, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVEBWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE
by Nora Dominick - Feb 3, 2016

Broadway star Robert Hartwell is doing something truly spectacular while on the Motown National Tour: He's teaching a new generation of Broadway performers with BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE.  (more...)

Update: AMERICAN PSYCHO Original London Cast Recording Track List Revealed!Update: AMERICAN PSYCHO Original London Cast Recording Track List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, GRAMMY and Tony Award-winning musician Duncan Sheik's American Psycho: Original London Cast Recording will be available on March 25, 2016 via Concord Records. The album's release will coincide with the show's U.S. premiere on Broadway, with previews beginning March 24 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater at 236 West 45th Street in New York City. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/1/2016 - Vosk at Joe's, SHUFFLE Box Office & More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/1/2016 - Vosk at Joe's, SHUFFLE Box Office & More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FIDDLER's Jessica Vosk heads to Joe's Pub and tickets go on sale for SHUFFLE ALONG! (more...)

Photo Flashback: Up on the Marquee in 2015!Photo Flashback: Up on the Marquee in 2015!
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Dozens of shows celebrated opening nights over the past twelve months, making 2015 a truly epic year in theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorite Broadway (and even some off Broadway) marquee photos from the past year! (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

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