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Suggested by The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder which was an adaptation of Wilderís The Merchant of Yonkers which was based on the 1835 English farce A Day Well Spent by John Oxenford, and the 1842 Austrian farce Einen Jux Will er Sich Machen by Johann Nestoy


Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/23/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/23/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/24
by - Apr 24, 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 4/23/2017. (more...)

Ma-Yi Theater Company Hosts 28th Anniversary Gala This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ma-Yi Theater Company and Producing Artistic Director, Ralph B. Pe√Īa and Executive Director, Jorge Z. Ortoll have announced the 28th Anniversary Gala honoring legendary prima ballerina of Ballet Philippines and Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish, and creators and patrons of the arts, Frank and Lolita Valderrama Savage. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 24th, 2017 - ANASTASIA, Easter Bonnet and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: There's a rumor in St. Petersburg that ANASTASIA opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Bette Midler is Back in HELLO, DOLLY!
by Ken Fallin - Apr 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring the one and only Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2017

The factory is open! The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened just last night at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). We're taking you inside the Gypsy Robe ceremony below! (more...)

BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater
by Greer Firestone - Apr 24, 2017

The Independence Studio 3 at The Walnut is the ultimate black box, seating perhaps only over 100. It gives the audience a thrilling intimacy with performers. The Walnut, whatever the size of the audience, never relinquishes their high production standards. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! We wish you a wonderful start to your work week while posing the musical question: Are you as water-logged as we are? The rains in Tennessee over the weekend are, according to the Weather Channel, on their way out of the area and sunshine is just around the corner¬Öjust in time, we say! There's a lot of theater coming up this week and we've got shows to see and people to watch! Greetings to today's cover model Jordan Tudor Haggard who may or may not be enjoying a butterscotch sundae to kick off her day while she catches up on today's news of a theatrical bent. (more...)

Broadway Noire to Celebrate African American Culture in MAKE THEM HEAR YOU at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Derrick Byars and the cast of Make Them Hear You will bring their celebration of African American culture in musical theatre to Feinstein's/54 Below! Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway Noire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. Directed and Produced by Byars, Make Them Hear You follows the musical journey from the 1920's through the present and shows how we have made them hear us!  (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 24-30 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 24, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of April 24-30, 2017. (more...)

IN TRANSIT's Russ Kaplan Announces Broadway Jazz Session with Special Guests Justin Guarini and Shayna Steele
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Russ Kaplan, a creator of the Broadway musical In Transit and leader of the eponymous jazz band Russ Kaplan + 7, will be appearing with his band in 'Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz Session,' along with guest vocalists Justin Guarini, Shayna Steele, and beatboxer Chesney Snow. The concert will be held at The Green Room 42 [570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036] on Sunday, April 30 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10157817. There is no food and drink minimum. (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

BWW Review: Bette Midler's The Star Attraction, But HELLO, DOLLY! is The Star
by Michael Dale - Apr 23, 2017

Yes, yes, we all know¬Ö Bette Midler is the above the title attraction and her presence is the reason the latest Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! is the season's hottest new ticket. And she delivers. As Dolly Gallagher Levi, one of the most grandly showcased leading characters ever written for the musical stage, Midler glows with the pure joy that comes with the need to entertain as she lands schticky gags, sings with moxie, conveys lovely sincerity and leads the colorful parade proudly strutting across the Shubert stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller & Adrienne Warren Rehearse For Tonight's N.Y. Pops Concert
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2017

This ticket is getting harder to get than Hello Dolly.  The New York Pops Concert is once again sold out for tonight but BroadwayWorld got a seat at the rehearsal with Will, Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren. (more...)

Beth Malone, Lee Roy Reams, & More to Remember THE UNSINKABLE TAMMY GRIMES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

A cast of award winning performers, friends and colleagues will gather to pay tribute to the life and career of Tony Award winning Broadway legend Tammy Grimes in The Ziegfeld Society's The Unsinkable Tammy Grimes: A Musical Life in Revue, featuring reminiscences and musical numbers from Miss Grimes iconic Broadway musicals. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE: The Rest and Best of Them Take a Crack at a HELLO, DOLLY! Classic
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2017

Dolly Gallagher Levi is back and she'll never go away again! The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! opened just last night at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, starring the one and only Bette Midler. (more...)

She's Back Where She Belongs! Bette Midler Takes Her Comedic Opening Night Bow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The new Broadway production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, opened tonight, April 20. Watch Bette Midler take her opening night bow! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside HELLO, DOLLY's Opening Night!
by Alan Henry - Apr 21, 2017

The new Broadway production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has quickly become the hottest ticket of the year. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the production opened last night, April 20. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 21st, 2017 - 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' Opens Its Gates on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY officially brings sweet songs to Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Line-Up Announced for 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway's fresh new faces, sensational stars, extraordinary ensembles and venerable veterans will take the stage at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2017

A big GOOD MORNING shout-out to today's eye-poppingly gorgeous cover models - the beautiful and talented Tosha Pendergrast and her equally dreamy husband Benjamin Pendergrast, who start off their morning by catching up on the latest theatrical dish while listening to the score of Legally Blonde, Tosha's next choreographic assignment for Pull-Tight Players before she heads off to teach dance, among other things, at Christ Presbyterian Academy. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 20th, 2017 - HELLO, DOLLY! Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Bette Midler officially returns to Broadway tonight in Hello, Dolly! (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Wagner College Theatre presents the groundbreaking musical La Cage aux Folles with performances from April 20 - April 30, 2017 in the Main Hall Theatre. (more...)

Tomorrow Is 'Dolly Day' in New York City in Honor of HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

To commemorate tonight's official opening of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler on Broadway, Mayor Bill de Blasio will officially proclaim tomorrow, Friday, April 21, 'Dolly Day' in New York City. (more...)


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Review Roundup: HELLO, DOLLY! Brings Bette Midler Back to Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 20, 2017

The new Broadway production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has quickly become the hottest ticket of the year. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the production opens tonight, April 20. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 20, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's a glorious new day - #TheatreThursday, in fact - there's a bright golden haze on the meadow and today we're posing this question: What's your favorite stage comedy? And why does it tickle your funny bone (and we don't mean that in a dirty way, so get your freakin' minds outta the gutter!)? Greetings to our two cover models: the always entertaining and intriguing Daron Bruce and Jennifer Richmond, all dressed up in their Easter finery to get their daily dose of theater chatter! (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: April 20, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2017

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

BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2017
by - Apr 20, 2017

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

Analisa Leaming Comes Home to Mufreesboro for Monday Night Concert
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 19, 2017

Broadway star Analisa Leaming returns to her hometown of Murfreesboro next Monday night for a concert at First United Methodist Church to benefit the Ethos Youth Ensembles, a non-profit youth music education organization based in Rutherford County. (more...)

Telly Leung to Bring HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS to The Green Room 42 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Telly Leung - the Broadway and television star of "Glee," Godspell and Rent, who recently starred on Broadway in In Transit - will debut his new concert "Hello, Young Lovers" at the performance space The Green Room 42 at Yotel (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street) for one show only on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 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. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2017
by - Apr 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jackie Burns, Lilli Cooper and More Join BROADWAY SINGS LADY GAGA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The lineup is complete for the 15th installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, honoring pop superstar Lady Gaga on May 8 at 8pm. The one-night-only concert will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of the eccentric singer, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/11/2017 - 4/18/2017
by - Apr 18, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/11/2017 - 4/18/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day. April 18- Happy Birthday, Gavin Creel!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2017

Today, April 18th, we celebrate the birthday of Broadway favorite, Gavin Creel. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 17-23 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 17, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of April 17-23, 2017. (more...)

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Greg Hildreth, John Riddle & Robert Creighton Will Join Caissie Levy and Patti Murin in FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/16/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/16/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/17
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 17, 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 4/16/2017. (more...)

The Wilder Family and Samuel French present STAGING WILDER¬óA LIVE STREAM CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

LOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for the Houston premiere of Lobby Hero, written by acclaimed playwright and Manchester by the Sea's Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan.  (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit¬†Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award¬ģ nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

How HELLO DOLLY! Landed Carol Channing on Richard Nixon's Enemies List
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

Icon of stage and screen Carol Channing certainly has a number of accolades to her name, but the one she declares special pride in is the face that she was once among the names on President Nixon's 'Enemies List'.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic Role
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017

On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 16, 2017
by - Apr 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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