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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th 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


VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Helps Find a Lost Egg at BC/EFA Easter Bonnet!
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2017

Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen parodied their show's anthem 'You Will Be Found' with the tale of a lonesome Easter egg, hidden and never found after this year's egg hunt. The egg finds solace in the accepting arms of the Broadway community, with special nods to a dozen current shows. (more...)

2017 Blumey Award Nominees Feature Best in High School Musical Theater; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 21, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 4/28/2017
by BWW - Apr 28, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 4/28/2017. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces Nominees for 6th Annual Blumey Awards; Ceremony 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 21, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes Final Rulings of the Season on ANASTASIA, AMELIE, GROUNDHOG DAY & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the fourth and final time this season and confirmed the eligibility of 16 Broadway productions for the 2017 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards¬ģ, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee met a total of four times throughout the 2016-2017 season to decide the eligibility for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 28th, 2017 - FRIENDS Musical Parody and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: A FRIENDS musical parody arrives at Feinstein's/54 Below and more! (more...)

Broadway Producer Daryl Roth Honored with Dartmouth's Centennial Circle Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Dartmouth College bestowed the prestigious Centennial Circle Award to Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Daryl Roth at a luncheon in New York last week on April 21. (more...)

VIDEO: Hats Off to BC/EFA! Watch Highlights from the 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2017

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Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: April 27, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 27, 2017

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

Drama Desk Awards Nominees- What It All Means for the 2017 Tony Awards!
by BWW Staff - Apr 27, 2017

What does today's news mean for the rest of awards season? Does love from the Drama Desk usually mean that a Tony nomination will follow? (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Mu√Īoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Corey Cott, Christy Altomare, and More Become Cookie Peddlers for Schmackary's BROADWAY BAKES 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Schmackary's, New York's uniquely gourmet cookie company, will host its 5th annual BROADWAY BAKES event May 15-19, 2017. Over twenty of the biggest names on Broadway will join together to work behind the counter at Schmackary's selling delicious, freshly-baked cookies to the public in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 26th, 2017 - BANDSTAND Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BANDSTAND, starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

John Dewey to Reprise Title Role in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BCP and Kimmel Center; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 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...)

Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes COME FROM AWAY's Caesar Samayoa
by Broadwaysted - Apr 25, 2017

This week we are officially branding ourselves as islanders because we're kissing the cod with COME FROM AWAY star Caesar Samayoa! We're pouring out gin & tonic and wine and discussing Caesar's epic journey with COME FROM AWAY from Seattle to DC, Toronto, and NYC (and an ice rink in Gander!) (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph B. Forbes Honor at Purchase College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Purchase College, State University of New York's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, presented the Sixth Annual Broadway technical 'Backstage Legends and Masters Award' to esteemed theater legend, Joseph B. Forbes at 7 p.m., April 24, 2017. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces the 15th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre announces the return of a singular downtown Orlando event - the 15th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida and beyond. This year's cabaret festival has a new look and feel as we move our festival from an annual event to a year-round series with a cabaret event during every season of the year! (more...)

Joshua Lance Dixon Brings his New Act PACK OF ONE to The Gardenia; Portion of Proceeds Donated to Jamie deRoy Cabaret Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

In PACK OF ONE, Joshua Lance Dixon pays tribute to the infamous Rat Pack. From the Hollywood beginnings to the swingin' lounges of Atlantic City and Las Vegas, The Rat Pack dominated show business for over 3 decades. (more...)

Baayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that Baayork Lee will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017
by - Apr 25, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

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...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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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...)

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