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Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Gene Kelly Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

A sold-out crowd gathered at the Benedum Center as Pittsburgh CLO honored Allegheny County's finest high school performers at the 27th Annual Pittsburgh CLO Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater on Saturday, May 27, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler, Jenn Colella and More Celebrate 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Theatre Awards
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2017

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced its award winners for the 2016-17 season in 27 categories earlier this month. Broadway's Danny Burstein, Katie Finneran and Christopher Fitzgerald served as gala award presenters at the 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony yesterday, May 25th, at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below! (more...)

Patti LaBelle Wants To Play Dolly After Bette Midler
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Patti LaBelle wants her shot at Dolly Levi! In an interview with WWD.com she says she was offered the lead role for the current revival four years ago, but turned it down. (more...)

Casting Directors Union Speaks Out for Healthcare & Pensions
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

There's No Day But Today! Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

BWW Review: Alexis Michelle Is Good, Girl, In IT TAKES A WOMAN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 25, 2017

From just about the moment Alexis Michelle walked into the workroom, the RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE contestant was clocked as a Broadway queen. While performing at Feinstein's/54 Below in IT TAKES A WOMAN with her rich, husky singing voice, that proved to be a well-earned title. But, as seen on TV, comedy seems to come a bit harder for Michelle. Well, don't blame it entirely on the edit, because that duality took center stage at the May 16 show, her solo debut at the venue. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin Returns to The Metropolitan Room with a New Show this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Stanley Martin has been performing onstage since the age of five and professionally since the age of 10. He is  currently ,as well as the original Broadway cast member,  in the Hit Broadway musical 'Aladdin'.  (more...)

Grammy Award Winner and Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell Honored at Kaufman Music Center's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kaufman Music Center's 2017 Gala took place on Monday, May 22, at Guastavino's. The event, which raised nearly $800,000 in support of Kaufman's music education programs, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Kaufman's public school for musically gifted children, Special Music School (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musicalBeauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, May 24, 2017! How do we know this, you might ask? Well, we spent last evening at TPAC'S Andrew Jackson Hall, soaking up every possible bit of Carole King: The Beautiful Musical - wait, it's the other way around - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and despite the earworm known as 'One Fine Day,' we are still floating on the inspiration and memories of opening night. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/23
by - May 23, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/21/2017. (more...)

Sara Bareilles Shines The Spotlight On Broadway As Ambassador of First Ever Charitybuzz Broadway Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Charitybuzz is pleased to announce the first ever curated Broadway Auction, part of the successful Charitybuzz Curates program, featuring bidding opportunities to meet Broadway's biggest names, exclusive backstage access at the Great White Way's hottest shows, VIP seats to standing-room-only engagements, and more-all to benefit charity. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nominees Announced for 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Broadway Global has announced the nominees for the 2017 Producer of the Year. The 2016 winners, Cathy Rigby McCoy & Tom McCoy, the first woman and first couple ever chosen as Producers of the Year (we couldn't honor one, without the other). Cathy & Tom, chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, are the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. Scroll down for photos! (more...)


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BWW Review: A Cleveland Reviewer Goes to Broadway at Tony Time, 2017
by Roy Berko - May 23, 2017

Cleveland talent on stage and producers help enlighten Broadway season! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 22-28, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 22-28, 2017. (more...)

Make Them Hear You! Vote Today for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

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...)

WAITRESS's Sara Bareilles Will Be Honored at A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS for Covenant House
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The award-winning composer, vocalist and actress Sara Bareilles will be honored at A Night of Broadway Stars tonight, May 22nd, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City for her advocacy on behalf of young people. (more...)

ALADDIN's Clifton Davis Joins A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Aladdin's Clifton Davis will be joining Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 22nd, 2017 - Obies, Lilly Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The 2017 Obie Awards, hosted by Lea DeLaria, are set for tonight, and Denée Benton and Julie Taymor are among those honored tonight at the 2017 Lilly Awards! (more...)

Possum Point Players Seek Directors for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Possum Point Players Seek Directors for California Suite, Hello Dolly, Lend Me A Tenor, Our Town and Elf, The Musical, their 2018 Main Stage Season. (more...)

VIDEO: HELLO, DOLLY!'s Bette Midler Featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

BWW has learned that CBS SUNDAY MORNING anchor Jane Pauley will sit down with legendary actress Bette Midler, now starring in the hit Broadway revival of HELLO DOLLY. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 20, 2017
by - May 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet to capture the arrivals, check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET and More Attend the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld is bringing you even more snapshots from the event, check them out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld caught the last of the red carpet arrivals and even got a sneak peek inside the ceremony in the Broadway Ballroom and the Marriott Marquis. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ten Eclectic Musicals to add to Your Netflix 'Watch Later' Queue
by Rachel Crawford - May 20, 2017

Since the big screen adaptation of CHICAGO took home an Academy Award more than a decade ago, movie musicals have seen a resurgence, with varying levels of success. There have been huge hits, like last year's LA LA LAND, and big disappointments, like 2009's NINE. While online video store Netflix doesn't have nearly as large of a collection of movie musicals as most Broadway fans would like, they do have a selection worth chilling with. Below, check out our list of 10 great musicals, from animated to live-action to captured on stage.  (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

Overture's 2016-17 Tommy Award Recipients Announced; Ceremony Set for June!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Named for local Broadway star Tom Wopat, the Tommy Awards Program at Overture Center for the Arts encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater each year and culminates in an annual awards show in Overture Hall. The 8th Annual Awards Tommy Awards Show will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and will go on sale to the public Monday, May 22 at 11 a.m. (more...)

PLAIN AND FANCY to Open 31st Season at The Round Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Plain and Fancy will begin its 31st Anniversary season at The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres on Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00.  With over 3,700 performances before more than 355,000 patrons, it has become one of the longest running musicals anywhere. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 19th, 2017 - Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The 2017 Drama League Awards will be held today, and THE WHIRLIGIG, featuring Zosia Mamet, Waterwell's dual-language HAMLET, and Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL all open Off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

The Doctor is In (Again)! Drew Gehling Will Return to WAITRESS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Broadway musical have announced that Drew Gehling will reprise the role he originated when he returns to the cast of Waitress on June 27, 2017 as Dr. Pomatter, opposite Betsy Wolfe as Jenna Hunterson. Chris Diamantopoulos will play his final performance as Dr. Pomatter on June 25. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, HELLO, DOLLY!, Tony Awards Get the Spotlight This Spring/Summer on NPR's BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

In May, June & July the NPR Program "Broadway to Main Street" hosted by Laurence Maslon which airs Sundays at 3PM on NY/Long Island NPR-member station WPPB/88.3FM will feature interviews with Tony Award-nominee & Sweeney Todd star Carolee Carmello (May 28); a retrospective of The 1967 Tony Awards (June 4); a 2017 Tony Awards Special on Tonys Sunday (6/11) with recordings of all the top nominees for Best Musical and the best musical performer nominees including Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Ben Platt and more; a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (6/18); a Hello, Dolly! themed show (6/25) with musical selections from Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, as well as selections from the new Bette Midler recording; and for a special July 4 holiday weekend show with original 1776 star William Daniels (July 3). (more...)

18 Days to Go! Make Your Voice Heard and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration this July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

This performance celebrates the 100th birthday of Italian-American entertainer Dean Martin. The show, written and performed by Francesca Capetta, features Tony Award-winner Liliane Montevecchi (Broadway: Nine {Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical}, Grand Hotel {Tony Nomination}, Le Plume de Ma Tante. Irma la Douce, Gigi, Hello Dolly!) and cabaret singer Stacy Sullivan (It's a good day-A tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, On the Air, Since you've asked). Music Director: Ian Herman. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: May 18, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

DVR Alert: HELLO, DOLLY!'s Bette Midler to Be Featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

BWW has learned that CBS SUNDAY MORNING anchor Jane Pauley will sit down with legendary actress Bette Midler, now starring in the hit Broadway revival of HELLO DOLLY. (more...)

Jessica Simpson & More Set for CBS SUNDAY MORNING's Special 'By Design' Edition
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

CBS SUNDAY MORNING and Jane Pauley head to Amsterdam for a special ¬ďBy Design¬Ē edition, to be broadcast Sunday, May 21 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hello, Reba! Midler Hangs Backstage with McEntire at HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Earlier this week, the Shubert Theatre got a special visit from Broadway veteran and recording artist Reba McEntire, and leading lady Bette Midler welcomed her backstage! (more...)

Cast Complete for John Dewey-Led BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stars Up the Ante at Broadway Bets!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Exhilarating fun and incredible fundraising were in the cards as Broadway fans, stars and behind-the-scenes players raised a spectacular $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the third annual edition of Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament. (more...)

Russ Kaplan's BROADWAY JAZZ SESSION to Become Monthly Series at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

'Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz Session,' a special concert which was first performed April 30, will be continuing as a monthly series. (more...)

Broadway Bets Raises Record-Breaking $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Exhilarating fun and incredible fundraising were in the cards as Broadway fans, stars and behind-the-scenes players raised a spectacular $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the third annual edition of Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament. (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...)

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...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

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