Tyne Daly, Billy Porter, Bebe Neuwirth, Sierra Boggess and More Slated for Drama League's 2016 Gala Honoring David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Drama League has announced the roster of special guest performers for the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 27, 2016

Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere, and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year. She had previously received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film version of My Favorite Year (1982). Her other film appearances include The Delta Force (1986), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Beaches (1988), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). Kazan made her Broadway debut in The Happiest Girl in the World in 1961 followed by Bravo Giovanni (1962). (more...)

BWW Review: Melissa Errico Tackles the Big Questions of Life and Art in FUNNY, I'M A WOMAN WITH CHILDREN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Sep 27, 2016

In preparation for her return engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below, Melissa Errico was looking for answers, but she ended up with far more questions. In fact, much of the Tony-nominated mother of three's life and career as of late seems to be cloaked in indefinable uncertainty. She recently penned an op-ed for The New York Times detailing the confounding reality of being an actress who is not yet old but no longer 'an ingenue' and yet continues to work in the business of Broadway. Errico is all too aware of the current impasse of her life and, in an embrace, she dedicated her show, FUNNY, I'M A WOMAN WITH CHILDREN, to that very not-knowing. Nearly all of her songs throughout her performance on September 20---the first of four in her run---had the central theme of questioning because, as artists have done for centuries and which Errico set out to do this evening, to make sense of life through art is any creator's most powerful capability. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Before Off-Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced a two-week extension for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows).  Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.   (more...)

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Record-Setting $782,081 for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

A stunning fall day set the perfect stage September 30, 2016, as Broadway fans searched for endless theatre treasures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which raised a record $782,081 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Jennifer Simard to Star as 'Cindy Lou Who' in WHO'S HOLIDAY! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard will play 'Cindy Lou Who' in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo's Christmas comedy in couplets, WHO'S HOLIDAY!, to be directed by Carl Andress. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Allison Janney to Return to Broadway Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

According to Page Six, Allison Janney will make her return to Broadway next season in the first Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation. No director has been announced, but the original director, Jerry Zaks, will be represented on Broadway this season with A Bronx Tale and Hello, Dolly! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/8-10/9/2016
by - Oct 9, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 9, 2016 - Sunday, October 9, 2016. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III, Sandra Bernhard, Megan Hilty, Rita Wilson & More Get Ready for The Sorting Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Sorting Room-an exciting new intimate space for live performance-is launching in December at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through January 14, 2017. Transforming the Lovelace Studio Theater into a 150-seat custom-built space, The Sorting Room will offer Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to see some of the best and upcoming talent in cabaret, comedy, live contemporary music, dance performance and more, delivering a unique, personal experience. (more...)

WHO'S HOLIDAY! Postponed Off-Broadway Due to Rights Issue
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The production of WHO'S HOLIDAY!, the World Premiere of Matthew Lombardo's Christmas Comedy in Couplets, to be directed by Carl Andress and starring Tony Award Nominee Jennifer Simard, who was scheduled to play a middle-aged 'Cindy Lou Who' has postponed performances. (more...)

They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

La Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao abre temporada con un tributo al Teatro Musical
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 6, 2016

Hoy y ma√Īana la BOS presentara en el Palacio Euskalduna un concierto homenaje al Teatro Musical con la participacion de artistas del West End (more...)

Tony Winner Daisy Eagan to Return to THE SECRET GARDEN at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

25 years after the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle will co-present the timeless tale from November 15-December 31 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). The musical is directed by David Armstrong, Artistic Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre, with whom STC is co-producing the production. (more...)

Daisy Eagan-Led THE SECRET GARDEN to Bloom at 5th Avenue Theatre After D.C. Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company have announced a phenomenal cast of international renown for their co-production of the haunting musical, The Secret Garden. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016


The Drama League Sets Eligibility Cut-Offs, Ceremony Date for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Save the date! The Drama League has announced that the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/21/2016 - HAMILTON'S AMERICA Doc on PBS!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 21, 2016

This weekend's big news: The highly anticipated HAMILTON'S AMERICA documentary airs on PBS tonight! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Baldwin on Exploring Different Sides of Herself in New Feinstein's/54 Below Show and the 'Full Circle' of Working with Bette Midler
by Casey Mink - Oct 21, 2016

This spring, Kate Baldwin will appear in one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, the Bette Midler-starring revival of Hello, Dolly! Baldwin will once again be portraying the fun-loving and yearning Irene Molloy, a role which she had previously taken on at the Paper Mill Playhouse a decade ago. Prior to stepping back into Molloy's shoes, though, Baldwin will return to Feinstein's/54 Below to perform a brand new solo show, EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE, singing the songs of some of her favorite artists. Busy as she is, BroadwayWorld had a chance to chat with Baldwin ahead of her four-show engagement at the cabaret venue, the first of which kicks off on October 25. Baldwin, sincerely affable and reflective, shared the 'full circle' nature of costarring alongside Bette Midler (she may have once made the ill-advised decision to sing 'The Rose' at a middle school talent show), how she uses her solo concerts to introspect her life and career, and why she, like many others surely, often asks herself, 'What would Gavin Creel do?' (more...)

OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 20, 2016

Producer¬†Scott Rudin¬†announced today that, beginning¬†Tuesday, June 13, two-time Tony Award¬ģ-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars,¬†Donna Murphy,¬†will step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for¬†Tuesday¬†evening performances of the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart's (book) and¬†Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics)¬†Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendary¬†Bette Midler.¬†¬†(Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

Broadway-Aimed THE BOOK OF MERMAN Sets Cast for Industry Reading, Including Carolee Carmello and Mox Von Essen!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

An Equity staged reading of "The Book Of Merman", a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as "the Merm", is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre announced the full 22-member cast for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage), running November 18 through December 23 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, January 19 - 21, 2017 in Samueli Theater. For three nights, six talented singers will take to the stage performing many of Jerry Herman's beloved musical numbers from Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. (more...)

BWW TV: A Magical Invite for Bette Midler's 'Witches & Wizards' Hulaween Bash
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2016

Hello, Dolly! leading lady Bette Midler's annual star-studded Hulaween Bash benefitting The New York Restoration Project is right around the corner. The event will take place on Friday, October 28th, at The Waldorf Astoria, and BroadwayWorld has a fun, digital invite for the celebration below! (more...)

Hayes Theatre Company Announces Cast for MACK AND MABEL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Working Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to announce the cast of Jerry Herman's MACK AND MABEL, which will play a strictly limited season at Hayes Theatre Co from November 18. A dazzling musical comedy that is both a poignant love story and a joyous celebration of Hollywood's golden age, MACK AND MABEL is based on the real-life tumultuous romantic relationship between early 1900s legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett and accidental starlet Mabel Normand. (more...)

National Theatre Group Names Angela Rowles Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Theatre Group (NTG) announced today that Angela Rowles will join the company as the theater's new managing director beginning October 31, 2016. (more...)

ALWAYS....PATSY CLINE, Opens At Dundalk Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Dundalk Community Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 season with a musical tribute Always….Patsy Cline from October 28th - November 6th.  The season is then followed by "I Hate Hamlet" and "Shrek:  The Musical". DCT has something for everyone this year and the festivities are just around the corner. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under.  Subscriptions are still available for a limited time. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/19/2016 - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 2016

Today's big news: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE opens Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks HELLO DOLLY, A LIFE & More on 'Live'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

David Hyde Pierce talked with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Matt Bomer about his current Off-Broadway project, A LIFE, at Playwrights Horizons and his starring role in the upcoming production of HELLO DOLLY opposite, Bette Midler. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Breaking News: Full Cast Announced for Bette Midler-Led HELLO, DOLLY! on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced that, with the addition to the company of Beanie Feldstein, in the role of 'Minnie Fay,' principal casting is now complete for the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendary Bette Midler. Directed by four-time Tony Award¬ģ winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winnerWarren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

Darlene Popovic to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut with WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Chanteuse and Bay Area favorite Darlene Popovic makes her Feinstein's debut in her new solo show: WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION - A Pre-Election Evening of Song, Love & Laughter - for one night only - Wed. Nov. 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko - 222 Mason St. (at O'Farrell St.) in SF 94102. (more...)

Theatre Offers Two Weekend Trips See Broadway's Brightest Stars
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Penobscot Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the itinerary of its Seventh Annual Weekend Trip to New York City, April 7-9, 2017, featuring Bette Midler's return to Broadway for the revival of Hello, Dolly! also starring David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Frasier). 'Described as the most breathlessly anticipated event of the season,' said Executive Director Mary Budd, 'this show shattered Broadway box office records when tickets finally became available, so we feel very lucky to be able to share this opportunity with local theatre lovers.' On its second night in the Big Apple, the group will see Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2016
by - Oct 16, 2016

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

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/15/2016
by - Oct 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/15/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 15, 2016
by - Oct 15, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to Go CRAZY FOR YOU at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

Bette Midler, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sara Bareilles & More Sign on for STRONGER TOGETHER for Hillary Clinton; Duets Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

As previously announced, 'Stronger Together,' a special evening to benefit the Hillary Victory Fund, will bring together the biggest names from Broadway and Hollywood, featuring live performances and special guest Chelsea Clinton. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Spoofs Musicals at Theater LaB Houston
by Brett Cullum - Oct 12, 2016

THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Is as much of a self-explanatory title as any theater-goer could ever want or pine for. It's definitely a musical about musicals that has musical number after musical number, and its own sardonic take on the form over the past fifty or so years. (more...)

Shows Announced for TUTS' 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) shares the production titles from the schools participating in the 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards. The awards this year will be held on April 18, 2017. (more...)

Bilston Operatic Company Present MADNESS MUSICAL OUR HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Bilston Operatic Company return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this November with OUR HOUSE following the huge success of last year's production of Hairspray. The musical, featuring the music of Madness, opens on Tuesday 15 November. (more...)

Broadway Vets Headed to D.C. for American Pops Orchestra's 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Bette Midler Shares Advice as THE VOICE's Newest Mentor!
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Today, Billboard shared an exclusive clip of Midler's appearance on the singing competition, in which she offers advice to the contestants. (more...)

Jennifer Simard to Make London Debut, Recreating her Tony-Nominated Role in Disaster! DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

DISASTER! the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, is to premiere in London for two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. (more...)

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