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Minskoff Theatre (New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.

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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 Robbery: Ten Shows That Should Have Won the Tony But Didn't- from CHICAGO to MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and in the case of Broadway, time has certainly illuminated some of the injustices of Tonys past. True, sometimes it takes years for art to truly be understood and appreciated, but theatre fans are well aware that it doesn't necessarily take that long to recognize some of the Tony voters' biggest mistakes. Next week marks six months from the 2017 Tony Awards, and to celebrate the half-way point, we're taking a closer look at some of those outright 'Huh?' winners of the past. (more...)

Paula Vogel's INDECENT Finds Broadway Home, Locks in Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), this spring. (more...)

Who Lit the Black Flame Candle? Bette Returns to Her Salem Roots for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Here is one witch that requires no marvelous introduction: Bette Midler, star of the upcoming Hello Dolly revival, attended her Hulaween benefit this year in some excitingly familiar attire. (more...)

HELLO DOLLY's Bette Midler on 'Hocus Pocus': 'I Can't Understand Why There's Not a Sequel'
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

In a new interview with Billboard, star of stage and screen Bette Midler discusses taking on the iconic role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway revival of HELLO DOLLY. (more...)

Joshua Lance Dixon Set for This Weekend's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, will be rounding out their, Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch, October special guest line up this Sunday, October 30th, with one of Mama's Next Big Act winners, Joshua Lance Dixon! (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/1/2016 - 11/8/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/1/2016 - 11/8/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 6, 2016
by - Nov 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 5, 2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Pals Enter the Ring for PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

'What do you do when you have to stop dancing?' This is the question Zack asks the dancers at the end of A Chorus Line. Original Broadway cast member Carole Schweid has a unique answer to that question. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/5/2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/5/2016. (more...)

THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical makes its Washington area premiere at National Theatre December 13 - 31, 2016. Hailed by The New York Times as '100 times better than any bedside story,' this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL to Dazzle Maltz Jupiter Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

What happens when you discover you are royalty? Find out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre November 29 through December 18 as the hilarious romantic comedy Me and My Girl hits the stage. In the show-stopping musical, an unrefined charmer named Bill learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. His aristocratic family believes he can become a gentleman and earn his inheritance - but only if he gives up his true love. Will love or money win? (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage present 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...)

Stage and Screen Actor Jonathan Regis Cray Passes Away at 67
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Jonathan Regis Cray (O'Creagh), 67, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City due to complications from a blood clot. (more...)

BWW Review: Kate Baldwin Showcases Her Affinity for Pop Music in EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Nov 3, 2016

By all accounts, Kate Baldwin is pure Broadway Baby. Having made her Great White Way debut in the 2000 production of THE FULL MONTY, she went on to star in Broadway's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, WONDERFUL TOWN, and the celebrated 2009 revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW, banking a Tony nomination for the latter. She will also, thrillingly, return to the boards this spring, starring as Irene Molloy alongside Bette Midler in the overdue revival of Hello, Dolly! And yet, in EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE, Baldwin's most recent string of concerts at Feinstein's/54 Below, audiences were in for nary a show tune amongst her versatile and surprising set. At the second of the four shows on October 27, Baldwin made clear her intent: not to elude her Broadway background but to highlight the other colors of her voice along with her own musical affinities. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder Go CRAZY FOR YOU, Starting Tonight at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 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...)

Daniel Goldstein Directs This Week's Readings of New Musical LOVE AND WAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The new World War II era romantic musical Love and War announces their 29 hour reading, which will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with book by J. Todd Allan, music by Peter B. Allen, and lyrics by Peter B. Allen, Mathayu Warren-Lane, and J. Todd Allan. Ken Davenport will serve as Executive Producer. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to critical and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their hit world premiere production of A Life, 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). (more...)

BWW Previews: Henderson, Struthers, Cooke And Gaffney Star In STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Coyote Stageworks
by David Green - Nov 3, 2016

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, will begin its 2016-2017 'Legendary Ladies' season on November 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. with a staged reading benefit gala performance of the beloved production 'Steel Magnolias,' by playwright Robert Harling. It will feature performances by well-known actresses Florence Henderson, Sally Struthers, Carole Cooke, Mo Gaffney, Yo Younger and Elaine Hayhurst and will be held at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  (more...)

Santa Flies Into London's West End This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Santa's New Sleigh was written for the Curve theatre Leicester in December 2012 and was picked up by producer Sam Bradshaw for the Lichfield Garrick last year. After selling out in Lichfield, the show opened last week in Peterborough and is now flying into London's West End until 10th December. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Central PA Regional Awards Update - Christopher Quigley, Cynthia Charles in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," this unique series returns this winter to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Parker Playhouse with three new concert dates for the 2016-17 season produced by Mark Cortale. Kicking off the season is Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" performing on December 30 at 8:00 PM, immediately prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in "Hello Dolly!." He is followed by Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" on February 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM, and comedy legend Andrea Martin, star of TV's SCTV and two-time Tony Award winner for the Broadway revival of "Pippin" and "My Favorite Year," on April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Spinal Surgery Gets Giuseppe Bausilio Back in Top Shape for Broadway
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2016

19 year-old Broadway veteran Giuseppe Bausilio has had a big year. Shortly after beginning performances in Cats, the Broadway dancer underwent a rare surgery to remove a vascular tumor in his back. Now he's on the road to full recovery, getting ready to return to Broadway this spring in Hello, Dolly! Below, watch as he chats with Fox5 about his journey. (more...)

Spring 2017 Best of Broadway Tours Feature Bette Midler
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse in Spring 2017, and see Bette Midler in 'Hello, Dolly!' (more...)

BWW Review: Beth Leavel Boffo @ Birth of The Black Box Broadway Series
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel launched the Broadway Series at The Black Box at the Franklin Performing Arts Company in a boffo one-night-only concert, accompanied on piano by Musical Director Phil Reno. The star was joined onstage by five young FPAC vocalists who portend a bright future for musical theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Broadway Loves series made its eagerly-anticipated return to Feinstein's/54 Below this month with Broadway Loves Britney, a sleek evening of song and dance paying tribute to the princess of pop, Grammy award-winner Britney Spears. (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Cast Member John Mineo Dies at 74
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that John Mineo, an original cast member of both the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of A Chorus Line, has died at the age of 74. (more...)

Darlene Popovic to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut with WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 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...)

Molly Pope Celebrates Jerry Herman in New Show Tonight at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

In her last New York City solo concert of 2016, neo-retro cabarettist Molly Pope celebrates her birthday with a brand new show, comprised entirely of the music of Jerry Herman tonight, November 2 at 9:30 PM at The Duplex. (more...)

Photo Flash: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Begins Tonight at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival presents 'Smokey Joe's Café' from tonight, Nov. 2, through Nov. 19 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse to conclude the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Work by URINETOWN Creators and More Slated for Goodspeed's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The 12th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed Musicals' Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its much-anticipated three-day festival of brand-new works on Friday, January 13, 2017 at The Goodspeed with a staged reading of the intriguing new musical Picnic at Hanging Rock by Daniel Zaitchik based on the cherished novel by Joan Lindsay. (more...)

Morgan Freeman to Receive AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

AARP announced today that actor, producer and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will receive the 2016 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of New Play STREET CHILDREN, About NYC's Queer Community
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Vertigo Theater Company presents the world premiere of STREET CHILDREN, written by Pia Scala-Zankel and directed by Jenna Worsham. STREET CHILDREN runs from November 30 - December 17, 2016 in a limited engagement at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews begin November 30 for a December 2 opening. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Stephen F. Schmidt
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 16, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: First Look at Rehearsals of THE SECRET GARDEN Starring Tony Winner Daisy Eagan
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 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 co-presents 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.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

Gavin Creel and RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon to Perform at NOCCA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The stars will continue to shine on New Orleans this season. Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" will perform on December 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM.  Creel will perform with Sirius XM Radio host Seth Rudetsky at the piano, prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of "Hello Dolly!"  (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eric Schaeffer
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 11, 2016

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American Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story tonight on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's 'Bound for Broadway' Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

At this annual event eagerly anticipated by New York's most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner LIZ CALLAWAY will introduce the creative teams behind five new musicals on Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:30 pm, at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Craig Wallace
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 10, 2016

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Upcoming Theater Book Releases for November 2016
by - Nov 1, 2016

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for November 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016
by - Nov 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016. (more...)

Creative Cauldron Presents World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL MEMORY 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Creative Cauldron proudly presents its 40th production, A Christmas Carol Memory, a world premiere that re-imagines the classic Dickens tale. Conceived and Directed by Producing Director Laura Connors Hull, written by Jennifer Clements, and featuring puppet design by Margie Jervis, A Christmas Carol Memory will be presented from December 1stthrough the 20th at ArtSpace Falls Church.  Curtain times are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm with additional performances on December 18th at 7:00 pm and December 19th and 20th at 7:30 pm.  Press night is Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

New York Times Turns Down Political HELLO, DOLLY! Ad
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Hello, Dolly! taught us long ago that it takes a woman to bring us the sweet things in life, but that's not a message that the New York Times is willing to put into the world this November. According to Politico, the newspaper rejected an ad from the Broadway musical for a special 'For President' section. The ad read: 'IT TAKES A WOMAN,' and included comparatively small text listing the show's opening date and website. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2016

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Bette Midler Chats Broadway's HELLO DOLLY on NBC's Today, 12/4
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The December 4th edition of 'Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist will feature a special profile on Bette Midler in which she talks about her return to Broadway in HELLO DOLLY! this Spring. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards Update - Mark Koeck, Laura Hodos Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL Set to Dazzle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Find out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre November 29 through December 18 as the hilarious romantic comedy Me and My Girl hits the stage. In the show-stopping musical, an unrefined charmer named Bill learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. His aristocratic family believes he can become a gentleman and earn his inheritance - but only if he gives up his true love. Will love or money win?  (more...)

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